Books

Red Butterfly

By Deborah Noyes
Illustrated by Sophie Blackall

“Written in the style of ancient Chinese poets . . . while splendid ink-and-watercolor illustrations poignantly capture the princess’s leave-taking.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A young Chinese princess is sent from her father’s kingdom to marry the king of a far-off land. She must leave behind her home of splendors: sour plums and pink peach petals and — most precious and secret of all — the small silkworm. She begs her father to let her stay, but he insists that she go and fulfill her destiny as the queen of Khotan. An enchanting tale of hidden beauty and fierce courage, here is a coming-of-age tale of a brave young princess, retold in the style of T’ang Dynasty poetry and illustrated with charm and grace.

  • A beautiful picture book that is sure to capture the imagination of every reader.
  • Elegantly illustrated by award-winning artist, Sophie Blackall.
  • Perfect for poetry units and young poetry enthusiasts.

About the author

Deborah Noyes writes for both children and adults. Her books for young readers include Hana in the Time of the Tulips and One Kingdom: Our lives with Animals. For this book, Deborah used the influence of ancient Chinese poetry to create the imagery for the story.

About the illustrator

Sophie Blackall has illustrated several children's books and has also animated for TV. Her books include Meet Wild Boars by Meg Rosoff, and Ruby's Wish. Of Red Butterfly, she says, "It was such a delight to delve into ancient China. From the moment I first read this story, my mind has been dancing with red butterflies and peach blossoms, lotus pools and autumn moons, princesses and secrets." Sophie lives in New York, USA.

ISBN: 9781536203769
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2019
Dimensions: 235 x 274mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 22/02/19 at 00:23:17
Copyright © 2007 Walker Books Australia. All rights reserved.