Based on the true experiences of the author's great aunt, Marcel Solliliage, this poignant story is a good introduction to the terrors of Nazism, racism, and World War II. The emphasis is on simple friendship and quiet heroism, with an occasional lapse into clichéd metaphor (butterfly as symbol of freedom). Any child can relate to the bewilderment the two friends experience in the face of prejudice. Patricia Polacco has written and illustrated many other picture books, including Chicken Sunday and Pink and Say. (Ages 6 to 9) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I use this book every year to teach my students and give them some background about the Holocaust. It is a great intro to learning about the book I never saw another butterfly... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Katelynn Pugmire
The book is very touching and well written for elementary students. A little girl wakes during the night to see the shape of another girl in her room. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shirley M. Snyder
Bought this as a gift for the grandchildren and it was a hit with them! It's nice to see stories with meaning. EmmyPublished 7 months ago by Emmy
I love a story about people helping the Jews during WWII but I'm not quite sure this is for very young children. Children about nine years old on up would like this story. Read morePublished 11 months ago by RNolen
A family in the south of France hides and rescues a Jewish family during the dark days of World War II. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Marie-Anne Harkness
Such a great book! Read it to the high reading group of 2nd graders! They loved it and asked so many questions! Wonderful book.Published 13 months ago by Montana girl
AMAZING author and story. I have shared this book with older students they were very impressed with the bravery of the people in France and the author/illustrator.Published 17 months ago by Penny Petrina