A Blanket of Butterflies

A Blanket of Butterflies

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A Blanket of Butterflies explores the journey of Shinobu, a mysterious stranger who visits Fort Smith, NWT, to retrieve his family's samurai suit of armor and sword from the 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 they call Flinch. This graphic novel, beautifully illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, explores the grace of family and the power of the Great Mystery. A Blanket of Butterflies is nominated for a 2016 Eisner Award for Best Single Issue/One-Shot.
Publisher: Winnipeg : HighWater Press, ©2015.
ISBN: 9781553795483
Characteristics: 46 pages :,illustrations ;,26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Henderson, Scott B. - Illustrator

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A Blanket of Butterflies explores the journey of Shinobu, a mysterious stranger who visits Fort Smith, NWT, to retrieve his family’s samurai suit of armor and sword from the museum. When he discovers that his grandfather’s sword has been lost in a poker game to the man they call “Benny the Bank,”... Read More »


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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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