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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221258842
Shaping : CARTONNE
Pages : 48
Size : 205 x 250 mm
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Miss Butterfly's Dream

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Release date : 03/02/2022
A compelling and luminous album, a homage to the “French mother Theresa”
A story that reconnects us with our need for dreaming and our creative capacities that enable us to imagine a better world.
For readers from the age of four – and a read for life.
« My name is Miss Butterfly and I would like to talk to you about my dream. A dream that others thought too big for me. As for myself, I think that dreams can never be too big, neither for me nor for you”.
In 1920, France still suffers from the ravages...
« My name is Miss Butterfly and I would like to talk to you about my dream. A dream that others thought too big for me. As for myself, I think that dreams can never be too big, neither for me nor for you”.
In 1920, France still suffers from the ravages of war. Miss Butterfly, a Red Cross nurse, is sent to a field hospital in the little town of Vraignes-en-Vermandois. During her mission, she becomes more and more preoccupied with the untenable situation of the children she sees suffering and dying from tuberculosis on the streets. Soon, she cannot think of anything else and forms an ambitious project: to build a safe haven for children. At night, in her bed, Miss Butterfly dreams of a vast property up on a hill, where the air is clean. She begins to draw the walls, the dormitories, the big windows that let in the light. Every night, the image gets more and more precise, becomes tangible to the point she almost could touch it. Sometimes, Miss Butterfly feels overwhelmed by the immensity of her dream, yet she never gives up. When she finally steps over the threshold of the abbey of Valloires, she eventually sees her dream come true...
 
Key points:
Miss Butterfly has saved several dozens of thousands of children, included Jewish children she hid from the Germans who occupied a wing of the abbey. She has been recognized as “Righteous among the Nations”.
The abbey of Valloires in the North of France where Miss Butterfly built her magnificent home for children is a beautiful place that still takes in children in need and that can also be visited.
Alia Cardyn already dedicated a book to the life of Thérèse Papillon (Mademoiselle Papillon, Robert Laffont, 2020) that is widely read by parents throughout France. Although having been released during the lockdown, Miss Butterfly became quickly a big success with the public and critics alike and has sold over 20,000 copies until today.

« My name is Miss Butterfly and I would like to talk to you about my dream. A dream that others thought too big for me. As for myself, I think that dreams can never be too big, neither for me nor for you”.
In 1920, France still suffers from the ravages of war. Miss Butterfly, a Red Cross nurse, is sent to a field hospital in the little town of Vraignes-en-Vermandois. During her mission, she becomes more and more preoccupied with the untenable situation of the children she sees suffering and dying from tuberculosis on the streets. Soon, she cannot think of anything else and forms an ambitious project: to build a safe haven for children. At night, in her bed, Miss Butterfly dreams of a vast property up on a hill, where the air is clean. She begins to draw the walls, the dormitories, the big windows that let in the light. Every night, the image gets more and more precise, becomes tangible to the point she almost could touch it. Sometimes, Miss Butterfly feels overwhelmed by the immensity of her dream, yet she never gives up. When she finally steps over the threshold of the abbey of Valloires, she eventually sees her dream come true...
 
Key points:
Miss Butterfly has saved several dozens of thousands of children, included Jewish children she hid from the Germans who occupied a wing of the abbey. She has been recognized as “Righteous among the Nations”.
The abbey of Valloires in the North of France where Miss Butterfly built her magnificent home for children is a beautiful place that still takes in children in need and that can also be visited.
Alia Cardyn already dedicated a book to the life of Thérèse Papillon (Mademoiselle Papillon, Robert Laffont, 2020) that is widely read by parents throughout France. Although having been released during the lockdown, Miss Butterfly became quickly a big success with the public and critics alike and has sold over 20,000 copies until today.
 
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EAN : 9782221258842
Shaping : CARTONNE
Pages : 48
Size : 205 x 250 mm
Robert Laffont