Marty’s Road Trip Tells A Monarch’s Tale

Pat Ensing has published Marty’s Road Trip (, a children’s picture book about a stowaway caterpillar from Door County who unwittingly found himself in the loving home of an Illinois couple who bought a vase of flowers at a roadside stand.Marty and his newfound friends were surprised to encounter each other, but they were immediately comfortable together. After Marty progressed through the stages of becoming a beautiful monarch butterfly, the brief life that this unlikely trio had shared – including Marty’s escapades at home and on the road – had to end as his inevitable departure approached.