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Saving the Butterfly

Author: Helen CooperIllustrator: Gill Smith

A boy and his big sister find a new home and new hope after being rescued from the sea. An evocative book that introduces the topic of refugees to a young audience. The dramatic illustrations and minimalist text convey powerful feelings of isolation, loss, and uncertainty, but also ones of hope, courage, and togetherness.

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  • Shortlisted for the Klaus Flugge Illustration Prize 2023
  • Helen Cooper is an award-winning author
  • Middle Eastern representation
  • Female lead