Yellow Butterfly: A Story from Ukraine


SKU: 9781636550640
Author: Shatokhin, Oleksandr
Publication Date: 01/31/2023
Publisher: Red Comet Press
Binding: Hardcover
Media: Book


* “Provocative, powerful, breathtakingly beautiful.” –Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
* “Both timely and timeless, evoking war and its aftermath without losing sight of hope.”Booklist, Starred Review
* “Stark images in black and white lead this sympathetic wordless picture book about a girl who’s enduring the war in Ukraine.”-Foreword Magazine, Starred Review
“Breathtaking” –Ruta Sepetys, author of Between Shades of Gray
“A beautiful and heartbreaking tribute to the resiliency of people in wartime;”- School Library Journal

A wordless picture book portrayal of war seen through the eyes of a young girl who finds hope in the symbolism of yellow butterflies against the background of a pure blue sky. Using the colors of his national flag, Oleksandr Shatokhin has created a deeply emotional response to the conflict in Ukraine and provided a narrative full of powerful visual metaphors for readers to consider as they travel from the devastating effects of war to a place of hope for peace and the future.
A portion of the sale of this book will be donated to the Universal Reading Foundation who supply children’s books to Ukraine.
Back matter includes notes on sharing a wordless picture book and how to talk to children about war.