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The Butterfly's Funeral A Sequel to the Butterfly's Ball and Grasshopper's Feast   By:

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In "The Butterfly's Funeral," author J. L. B. takes readers on a whimsical yet thought-provoking journey that serves as a worthy sequel to its predecessor, "The Butterfly's Ball and Grasshopper's Feast." Set in a vibrant and enchanting world, this book effortlessly weaves together elements of fantasy, allegory, and moral lessons.

The story revolves around a diverse ensemble of insect characters who are coping with the loss of their beloved companion, the butterfly, who has passed away suddenly. The book gracefully explores themes of grief, friendship, and the transient nature of life, imparting valuable lessons to readers of all ages.

One of the most endearing aspects of this book is the author's ability to vividly bring these tiny insect beings to life, effortlessly capturing their quirks, emotions, and struggles. Each character is unique and relatable, allowing readers to forge an emotional connection with them. This connection makes their journey all the more compelling.

Moreover, J. L. B.'s writing style is enchanting and poetic, reminiscent of classic children's literature. The prose flows seamlessly, painting a vivid and whimsical picture of the insect world. The author's attention to detail and ability to infuse the story with colorful imagery creates a captivating reading experience.

Furthermore, "The Butterfly's Funeral" serves as a fable that imparts numerous moral lessons. As the characters grapple with grief and learn to cope with their loss, readers are subtly guided towards understanding the importance of cherishing their loved ones and embracing the fleeting beauty of life. Through these lessons, the story encourages self-reflection and introspection.

However, while the book's allegorical nature adds depth to its narrative, it may require younger readers to have a basic understanding of symbolism to truly grasp its underlying message. Nonetheless, the story's enchanting writing and relatable characters still make it accessible and enjoyable for a wide audience.

In conclusion, "The Butterfly's Funeral" stands as a beautiful sequel that transports readers to a captivating world of insect adventure. J. L. B.'s enchanting writing style, relatable characters, and allegorical storytelling make this book a worthy successor to its predecessor. With its valuable life lessons and magical atmosphere, both children and adults alike will find themselves entranced by this delightful tale.

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[Illustration: Psyche , transformed to a Butterfly.]



By J. L. B.

The Embellishments designed and engraved BY A LADY.

LONDON : PRINTED FOR JOHN WALLIS JUN., At the Universal Juvenile Library & original Dissected Map Warehouse , Removed from Ludgate street, to No. 188, STRAND, (Next Door to the Crown and Anchor Tavern).


Brettell and Co. Printers, Marshall Street, Golden Square.

The Butterfly's Funeral.

Oh, ye, who so lately were blythesome and gay, At the Butterfly's Banquet, carousing away; Your feasts and your revels of pleasure are fled, For the soul of the Banquet, the Butterfly's dead.

No longer the Flies and the Emmets advance, To join with their friends in the Grasshopper's dance; For see, his thin form o'er the favourite bend, And the Grasshopper mourns for the loss of his friend.

And hark, to the funeral dirge of the Bee, And the Beetle who follows as solemn as he; And see, where so mournful the green rushes wave, The Mole is preparing the Butterfly's grave... Continue reading book >>

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