About Carmen Tafolla:
State Poet Laureate of Texas and author of more than 40 books, Dr. Carmen Tafolla has received many awards, including the Americas Award, five International Latino Book Awards, the Charlotte Zolotow, two Tomás Rivera Book Awards, and Top Ten Books for Babies. She lives in San Antonio, in a house surrounded by trees, a few raccoons and possums, a three-eared squirrel, and many butterflies.
About Regina Moya:
Regina Moya is a Mexican writer and artist. She has created big art installations for the city of San Antonio, including painting an old bus that is now a public library. She teaches and has written novels and illustrated children´s books for international companies and non-profits.She likes to paint monarch butterflies everywhere she can, including on the portrait of Carmen Tafolla she painted on the right side of this page.
About The Last Butterfly:
A brave young butterfly, a small boy, and a dancing blue planet build a bond of love and hard work, drawing on the magic of their relationship. A delightful adventure into the migration of monarch butterflies, and the value of protecting those things we love, this touching story is told in simple but poetic language aimed at children from 5 to 99 and is beautifully illustrated with the rich colors of the Mexican forests where the monarchs head each winter.
Subjects: 1. The Last Butterfly / La ltima mariposa. 2. Children's literature. 3. Regina Moya. 4. Carmen Tafolla. 5. Environmental awareness. 6. Bilingual literature. 7. Science Education.