Aileen Fisher

(1906 - 2002 / Upper Peninsula of Michigan / United States)

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Aileen Lucia Fisher (September 9, 1906 – December 2, 2002) was an American writer of more than a hundred children's books, including poetry, picture books in verse, prose about nature and America, biographies, Bible themed books, plays, and articles for magazines and journals. Her poems have been anthologized many times and are frequently used in textbooks. In 1978 she was awarded the second ... more »

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  • Kathleen Hall (12/26/2017 11:25:00 AM)

    Looking for the poem, Taking Down the Tree by Aileen Fisher. Help!

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Fly Fly Butterfly

Fly fly butterfly,
Fly fly butterfly,
Fly fly butterfly,
Fly up in the sky so high.
What do caterpillars do?
Nothing much but chew and chew.
What do caterpillars know?
Nothing much but how to grow.
They just eat what by and by
will make them be a butterfly,
But that is more than I can do
however much I chew and chew.

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