By Marc Majewski

HarperCollins, 2022 

ISBN: 9780063021556

48 pages, 8.25 x 0.5 x 12.5 inches


A young child loves the spots and patterns found on butterflies, and fashions bold orange wings to become a butterfly child. But when other kids shun the child for the clothes they don’t understand, it takes a father’s encouragement for the kid to stay true to what they love and find joy in the butterfly wings once more.

* A Junior Library Guild Selection * Kids’ Indie Next List Pick *


CANADA (La Pastèque, 2023) / GERMANY (Von Hacht Verlag, 2023) / KOREA (Sowonnamu, 2023) / BRAZIL (Vergara & Riba, 2023) / ITALY (Editrice il Castoro, 2023) / SPAIN (Ediciones Ekare, 2023) / GREECE (Dioptra, 2023) / HOLLAND (Luitingh-Sijthoff, 2023)




“A gorgeous story of being true to oneself that will brighten any shelf.”



“Many readers will be overjoyed. This flies high.”



“A much-needed, heartwarming story of inclusivity.”

— Jonathan Van Ness, author of Peanut Goes for the Gold and star of Netflix’s Queer Eye


“Marc Majewski’s Butterfly Child is both lovely and incredibly moving. Like its creative young protagonist, this is a story that soars on beautiful wings.”

The Fan Brothers, creators of The Night Gardener


“Butterfly Child is a gorgeous testament to the importance of being yourself…and what a gift it is to have parents who encourage it. Beautifully written and rendered in lively color and stunning texture by Marc Majewski, this book is a true act of love.”

Sasha Velour, Drag Queen