The Butterfly by Patricia PolaccoThe Butterfly by Patricia Polacco

The Butterfly

byPatricia Polacco

Paperback | February 5, 2009

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Ever since the Nazis marched into Monique?s small French village, terrorizing it, nothing surprises her, until the night Monique encounters ?the little ghost? sitting at the end of her bed. She turns out to be a girl named Sevrine, who has been hiding from the Nazis in Monique?s basement. Playing after dark, the two become friends, until, in a terrifying moment, they are discovered, sending both of their families into a nighttime flight.
"I was born in Lansing, Michigan in 1944. Soon after my birth I lived in Williamston, Michigan and then moved onto my grandparents farm in Union City, Michigan."I lived on the farm with my mom and Grandparents until 1949. That is when my Babushka (my grandmother) died and we prepared to move away from Michigan. I must say that living o...
Title:The ButterflyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 10.94 × 8.5 × 0.16 inPublished:February 5, 2009Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142413062

ISBN - 13:9780142413067

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Touching An excellent, but sad, book about a little girl in France who sees a ghost at the end of her bed...but it turns out to be not a ghost, but a real little girl who has been hid in her basement. This book shares the sad realities of people who were hid during the war.
Date published: 2018-06-16

Editorial Reviews

"A perfect blend of art and story." - School Library Journal