‘Arctic Butterfly’ Explores Young Girl’s Search for Her Father

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New children’s book by Nany Garfield Woodbridge tells the story of a courageous and caring young girl

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Traditional ways of life do not always offer modern girls what they want

A pristine winterscape sets the stage for a young girl’s search to find her father who is late in returning from a hunting trip. Kula and Chimo, her dog, are lost in the snow far from home in Nancy Garfield Woodbridge’s new and vibrantly illustrated children’s book. In “Arctic Butterfly” (published by Xlibris), readers will discover what happens to Kula who has run away to find her father.

Just before dawn, six-year-old Kula puts on her leggings and sealskin jacket and she and her puppy Chimo sneak out of the igloo. Her father, Pauli is many days late hunting for seal and she is terrified he will never return home. Desperately, she and her puppy dash past mountains of snow to find her father. When her mother, Elisia realizes Kula is gone and her husband also has not returned from hunting, she calls together the people of the village who agree to search for Kula and Pauli. Readers will see what happens next as Elisia and Grandfather Ahloo wait for them to be found.

“Traditional ways of life do not always offer modern girls what they want,” says Woodbridge. In her story, she reaches out to young readers who are asking questions and seeking new ideas, inspiring and motivating them as they seek new ways to grow and develop. The illustrations depict Eskimo culture, along with the perspective of her story, providing her audience with an engaging, educational and empowering reading experience.

“Arctic Butterfly”
By Nancy Garfield Woodbridge
Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 30 pages | ISBN 9781503550223
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 30 pages | ISBN 9781503550230
E-Book | 30 pages | ISBN 9781503550247
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Nancy Garfield Woodbridge authored the picture storybooks, “The Tuesday Elephant,” illustrated by Tom Feelings, published by T. Y. Crowell, and “The Dancing Monkey,” illustrated by Rocco Negri, published by G. P. Putnam and Sons. She also directed several projects for Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.: “Worlds to Explore,” “A Handbook for Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts,” “Careers to Explore” and “From Dreams to Reality, a Career Education Program,” as well as “Juvenile Justice.” On scholarship, she received a BA in Literature from Bennington College in Vermont. She graduated with an MS in Education from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. She has recently published “A Bouquet of Fairy Tales,” “Hilary and the Secret Skulls,” “Poems in Exile,” “Stories from Around the World,” and “More Stories from Around the World.” “The Islanders and Suns of Darkness” will be published in 2015.

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