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The Painter's Butterfly
The Painter's Butterfly

The Painter's Butterfly



288 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: February 2023

ISBN 9781951122461

Rights: WOR

Artemesia Publishing, LLC (Feb 2023)
Kinkajou Press


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A young foster child discovers a magic easel that brings paintings to life and learns the true meaning of family and home.

What if art could come alive and guide you home? Twelve-year-old foster child Nova longs to find her one true home. When jealousy of her art ability upends her most cherished placement, Nova’s dropped in the middle of nowhere to live with painter Mr. Russell in his ramshackle farmhouse. While exploring, Nova sneaks into the attic and discovers a magical easel that brings paintings to life. She puts her art skills to the test and gets caught in a whirlwind adventure, complete with rainbow butterflies, a devious leprechaun, and a journey to the rainforest. Following the magic, Nova stumbles upon an underground cellar that houses a startling secret. She’s forced to choose: escape to a prior foster home, or mend her relationship with Mr. Russell. Nova makes a dangerous mistake when she strikes a match of revenge. She must survive the inferno to learn the true meaning of home.


"Vivid imagery is woven into this beautiful story about discovering connections in unexpected places. —Miriam Spitzer Franklin, author of Extraordinary

Author Biography

Rebecca Weber is a Midwestern girl with a lifelong passion for books! She spends most of her time nurturing her two Boston Terrier fur-babies and flipping houses with her realtor husband. It took fifteen years to find the courage to craft her debut novel, The Painter’s Butterfly, but now she’s never letting her feather pen go! While she misses teaching preschool-aged children their ABC’s, Rebecca is thrilled to have the chance to reach middle graders worldwide with her fantastical stories. Words are magic and you have the power to change the world too. Chase the dreams calling out to your soul!