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My Fate According to the Butterfly - by Gail Villanueva (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 240

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Family

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Age Range: 9-12 Years

Book theme: General (see also headings under Social Themes)

Author: Gail Villanueva

Language: English

TCIN: 76392635
UPC: 9781338310504
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-5987

Description

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2019
An Amazon Best Book of the Month Editor's Pick
NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People

Superstition, family, and friendship are the hallmarks of this remarkable debut. I adore Sab -- and readers will, too. -- Erin Entrada Kelly, Newbery Award-winning author of Hello, Universe

Gail Villanueva's debut novel captures all the richness of the Philippines, the heart-pounding thrills of a great mystery, and the warmth and wonder of growing up. -- Kate Messner, author of The Seventh Wish and Breakout

At once rich in the vibrant culture of the Philippines and universal in its focus on family and forgiveness, My Fate According to the Butterfly is a soaring tale of hope that will be sure to touch the hearts of all young readers. -- Ruth Behar, Pura Belpr� Award-winning author of Lucky Broken Girl

* Villanueva's debut is a beautiful #ownvoices middle-grade novel. Tough topics -- the brutal war on drugs in the Philippines, family reconciliation, and recovery -- are addressed, but warmth and humor... bring lightness to Sab's story. This immersive novel bursts with life. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Debut author Villanueva deftly incorporates a touch of the magical alongside vibrant details about contemporary Filipino life and a universal story about growing up, reconciliation, and family. -- Publishers Weekly

A gentle title that skillfully addresses difficult issues of drug addiction and family tension from the perspective of a young girl. -- School Library Journal

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