Aileen Fisher

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

Biography of Aileen Fisher

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 National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children.[1] Born in Michigan, Fisher moved to Colorado as an adult and lived there for the rest of her life.

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Fly Fly Butterfly

Fly fly butterfly,
Fly fly butterfly,
Fly fly butterfly,
Fly up in the sky so high.
CATERPILLARS!
What do caterpillars do?
Nothing much but chew and chew.
What do caterpillars know?
Nothing much but how to grow.

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