Dazzling Dragonflies

A Life Cycle Story

From the Series Linda Glaser's Classic Creatures

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

A dragonfly lays her clutch of eggs and the life cycle of dragonflies has begun. Watch as the little nymphs change over time into beautiful adults who can move through the air like an acrobat.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2008-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.5
Reading Counts! Points 1.0
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
Dewey 595.7'33
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Lexile 450
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 3.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 119824
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Author: Linda Glaser

Illustrator: Mia Posada

Mia Posada grew up in Minneapolis, then studied art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also studied art in Florence, Italy, and illustration at Academy of Art College in San Francisco, California. Mia has written and illustrated numerous books including: The Long, Long Journey: The Godwit's Amazing Migration, Who Was Here?: Discovering Wild Animal Tracks, and Summer Green to Autumn Gold: Uncovering Leaves' Hidden Colors. She illustrated Plants Can't Sit Still which was named a Kirkus Best Children's Books and won the NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts Award. She lives in Golden Valley, Minnesota with her husband and their three kids.

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Linda Glaser's Classic Creatures

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  • Science Books & Films Best Books, Winner, 2008



“The artwork’s mixed-media elements create vivid scenes of the dragonflies in their habitat.”

School Library Journal

“Clearly written text and bright-hued watercolor collage illustrations introduce the life cycle of that zip-a-dipping aerialist, the dragonfly, from newly laid eggs, through months of aquatic life as a nymph, to the final metamorphosis into a glitter-winged creature. . . basic, attractive, and easy to read.”
School Library Journal

Science Books & Films

“This volume is a ‘must have’ for any elementary school teacher’s library, as it provides information on life cycles above the usual fare on frogs and butterflies.”
Science Books & Films