Butterfly Child

by Marc Majewski

On Sale: 11/01/2022

Butterfly Child

by Marc Majewski

illustrated by Marc Majewski

On Sale: 11/01/2022


About the Book

Author-illustrator Marc Majewski delivers a gorgeously painted, tender story about a young child who loves dressing up as a butterfly. A joyful celebration of creativity, self-expression, and family—perfect for fans of Jessica Love and Beatrice Alemagna.

I am a butterfly.

I spin and swirl, twist and twirl, flutter and flap, and when I open my wings, I fly!

A young child loves the spots and patterns found on butterflies, and fashions bold orange wings to become a butterfly child. But when other kids shun the child for the clothes they don’t understand, it takes a father’s encouragement for the kid to stay true to what they love and find joy in the butterfly wings once more.

* A Junior Library Guild Selection * Kids' Indie Next List Pick *

Critical Praise

"A gorgeous story of being true to oneself that will brighten any shelf." — Booklist (starred review)

"A much-needed, heartwarming story of inclusivity.”  — Jonathan Van Ness, author of Peanut Goes for the Gold and star of Netflix’s Queer Eye

"Marc Majewski’s Butterfly Child is both lovely and incredibly moving. Like its creative young protagonist, this is a story that soars on beautiful wings." — The Fan Brothers, Creators of The Night Gardener

“Butterfly Child is a gorgeous testament to the importance of being yourself…and what a gift it is to have parents who encourage it. Beautifully written and rendered in lively color and stunning texture by Marc Majewski, this book is a true act of love.”  — Sasha Velour, Drag Queen 

"The book may tread familiar ground, it but does it so stylishly that many readers will be overjoyed. This flies high." — Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Does Earth Feel? “Quietly engaging. Thought provoking.”  — Publishers Weekly


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063021556
  • ISBN 10: 0063021552
  • Imprint: Katherine Tegen Books
  • On Sale: 11/01/2022
  • Pages: 48
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Clothing & Dress
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience

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