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Connect with the animal kingdom and celebrate change with Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus). Through the intricate linework and lush colors of illustrator Kate O’Hara’s art, this puzzle highlights the beauty and resilience of Monarch’s Butterfly’s metamorphosis. As described in Maia Toll’s best-selling book The Illustrated Bestiary, Monarch Butterfly goes into her chrysalis with only the barest idea of who she will become. There, she transforms, creating wings to gift herself with flight. Channel Monarch Butterfly’s powers of renewal as you place each piece and watch her emerge.
About the Author
Maia Toll has been many things — including a horseback riding instructor, a clinical herbalist, and a university teacher — but being an author is by far her favorite. Her Wild Wisdom series, featuring bestseller The Illustrated Herbiary, The Illustrated Bestiary, and The Illustrated Crystallary, offers a glimpse into the knowings of the natural world and the wilds within ourselves — insights Toll contemplated during her yearlong apprenticeship to a traditional healer in Ireland. When not reading books and “talking” to trees, stones, and her two dogs, she helps to run Herbiary, a multi-city natural wellness and sacred living store she owns with her partner, Andrew. She teaches and blogs to an international following at maiatoll.com.
Kate O'Hara is an illustrator and artist currently based in Reno, Nevada. She received a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts. Her work combines intricate nature drawings with decorative hand-lettering and rich color schemes.