A Blanket of Butterflies

A Blanket of Butterflies

Graphic Novel - 2015
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A Blanket of Butterflies explores the journey of Shinobu, a mysterious stranger who visits Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, to retrieve his family's samurai suit of armor and sword from the local museum. When he discovers that his grandfather's sword has been lost in a poker game to the man they call "Benny the Bank," he sets out to retrieve it with the help of a young boy, Sonny, and his grandmother. Together, they face Benny and his men, Torchy, Sfen and the giant known as Flinch, and come to an unexpected realization.
Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba :, HighWater Press,, 2015, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781553795483
Branch Call Number: YA GRAPHIX VAN
Characteristics: 46 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Henderson, Scott B - Illustrator

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Laura_X Apr 22, 2016

Two traditions clash and find peace through mutual understanding.

Nominee: Best Short Story


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Aug 02, 2018

Perfect pairing of author and illustrator. Wonderful use of the graphic novel form. Words are very spare. The pictures tell the story. A heightened, mythic fantasy melding Japanese and Indigenous cultures. Wonderful for YA.

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