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Inspiring, Award-Winning Australian Novel can Change Your Life, Now Available from U.S. Publisher Kane Miller - A Division Of EDC Publishing


Susanne Gervay’s powerful, award-winning young adult novel, ‘Butterflies’ is a moving portrait of family, love & a young woman’s strength & resiliency to be all that she can be. Recognized as Outstanding Youth Literature on Disability, Susanne researched, interviewed & lived ‘Butterflies’ to bring truth to Katherine who would show that disability does not separate survivors from the community, but unites them in the common bond of humanity.

“‘Butterflies’ shows how the inner person can triumph over a preoccupation with surface scars & know that basic values of commitment, caring & trust are more important than the texture of the skin. It shows the ebb & flow of emotions that affect us all.” – Dr Hugh Martin OAM, President of the Australian & New Zealand Burn Association & Head of the Burn Unit, The Children’s Hospital Westmead, Sydney.

"Susanne, before reading ‘Butterflies’ I thought the only way to be pretty was to be perfect, the hair the face the looks, but it’s not true, I read ‘Butterflies’ in 3 days, I couldn’t put it down, it made me really feel good about myself, and think about what it would be like if I was Katherine, she went through a lot and knew in the end that if she didn’t turn out perfect, it didn’t matter, she learnt to be grateful to be alive and live with her burns.”

“It’s was one of the best books I have ever read, thank you for giving me a masterpiece to read” – Mikaela

Susanne Gervay was awarded an Order of Australia on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for Literature & the Lady Cutler Award for Services to Children’s Literature.

‘Butterflies’ written by Susanne Gervay
Published by Kane Miller September 2011
Ages 11+ • 256 Pages • $6.99 Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-61067-043-2


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