Skip to product information
1 of 1

Eifrig Publishing / Early Fluency

Dragonflies: Water Angels and Brilliant Bioindicators

Dragonflies: Water Angels and Brilliant Bioindicators

by Marta Magellan /

Illustrated by Mauro Magellan

by Marta Magellan

Dragonflies might be one of the most ancient of all insects—their ancestors were here before the dinosaurs. But what do we know about them? Why are they called dragonflies? What’s up with those funny-looking eyes? Can they really fly backwards? What does it mean to be a bioindicator? The answers are inside, with photos of these beautiful insects and friendly cartoons.

Marta Magellan and Mauro Magellan are an author/illustrator team who started to work together after having published separately for many years. Marta Magellan’s interest in wildlife and nature has led her to write many nonfiction books on animal for early fluency. You can learn more about her at:

Books by Marta Magellan


View full details

Marta Magellan

Marta Magellan and Mauro Magellan are a brother and sister team. They worked on The Nutty Little Vulture to show that all creatures, even the ones nobody likes, have their purpose. As a nature lover and avid admirer of wildlife, Marta has made educating children through books one of her favorite endeavors. She has written nonfiction books for children, readers for the educational market, and magazine articles for both children and adults. Her previous children’s books have been published by Pineapple Press and Heinemann. Marta is an English and Creative Writing teacher at Miami Dade College, where she is a full professor.

Visit author page