Red Butterfly … in 3 Gifs!


Front Cover - Red ButterflyMy novel, RED BUTTERFLY, debuts tomorrow! By way of introduction, here’s the story illustrated in a few GIFs:

Most of eleven-year-old Kara’s life has been spent in isolation in her sixth-floor Chinese apartment with her elderly American foster mother.

Kara only feels free when she’s riding her red bicycle.



When her foster mother is forced to leave, Kara is left in China alone…


…and must find her own wings.


Told in lyrical, moving verse, Kara’s story is one of a girl learning to trust her own voice, discovering that love and family are limitless, and finding the wings she needs to reach new heights.


Raised in Hong Kong, A.L. Sonnichsen grew up attending British school and riding double decker buses. As an adult, she spent eight years in Mainland China where she learned that not all baozi are created equal. She now lives in Washington State with her rather large family. Her novel, RED BUTTERFLY, releases on February 3. Find out more at her blog, The Green Bathtub, or say ni hao on Twitter or Facebook.

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