Madison Meets Magical Morpho

by Robert E. Burke MD PhD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/12/2018

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781480860179
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781480860193
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781480860186

About the Book

During a hike in the Costa Rican rainforest with her parents, Madison is startled by a large, blue butterfly. Her fear progresses to friendship as she finds beauty, magic, and human attributes in the Blue Morpho.


She discovers the butterfly doesn’t sing like the brightly colored birds. He’s not scary like the poison dart frogs. He’s not as playful or noisy as the monkeys. He is calm, as he moves mysteriously throughout the rainforest.


Madison blends magical thinking and curiosity as she learns a host of facts about butterflies and other rainforest inhabitants in her adventure.

About the Author

Robert E. Burke, MD, PhD, is a retired pediatrician who cared for thousands of children in his thirty-three-year career. He practiced in a small town and at a large academic medical center, where he also taught.  He now uses his understanding of child development to stimulate the young reader’s imagination and curiosity.  Dr. Burke has four children and eleven grandchildren.