Every year, millions of monarch butterflies fly thousands of miles down the east coast of the United States to spend the winter in Mexico. This book is not about their magnificent journey. Instead, this light-hearted tale is about the equally magnificent annual western migration of Mozzie, one of the many thousands of monarchs who make their way from the northwestern United States to one of the many perfect places along the California coast.
Stephanie Turcotte Edenholm was inspired by countless hours of working with inquisitive children over her years in education and her desire to expose the hidden voices in nature. With The Perfect Place, she fulfills her dream to publish a children’s fiction book and foster change and stewardship through her writing.
One morning in late September, Mozzie prepared her antennae to smell out some flowers and get a tasty treat of nectar. But something out of the ordinary caught her attention. Mozzie noticed that several of her monarch friends were already out flying; however, they weren’t collecting nectar. They were leaving the milkweed fields of Spirit Lake.