Butterfly Child

by Marc Majewski (Author) Marc Majewski (Illustrator)

Butterfly Child
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

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 *

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Review quotes

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

Marc Majewski
Marc Majewski is a French illustrator and picture book maker based in Berlin. As a child, Majewski spent all his time drawing, writing stories, and dressing up. Things haven't changed much since. Majewski loves painting landscapes and scenes from the natural world. He is the author of several books, including Does Earth Feel? and Butterfly Child.
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Katherine Tegen Books
Publication date
November 01, 2022
BISAC categories
JUV039140 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
JUV048000 - Juvenile Fiction | Clothing & Dress
JUV060000 - Juvenile Fiction | LGBT
Library of Congress categories

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