THE PAINTER'S BUTTERFLY
Magic can be messy!
Twelve-year-old foster child Nova is a talented artist, but has never had a real home. Now she’s dragged into the middle of nowhere to live with a guarded painter named Mr. Russell in his ramshackle farmhouse. Upon exploring the attic, Nova unearths the most profound mystery of all - a handcrafted magical easel that brings paintings to life.
She puts her artist skills to the test and gets caught up in a whirlwind adventure, complete with rainbow butterflies, a devious leprechaun, and a journey to the rainforest. Amidst the chaos, Nova stumbles upon the details of Mr. Russell’s broken past - just when she thought she could trust him! After a catastrophic argument, Nova must follow her heart if she wishes to learn the true meaning of home.
(Published through Artemesia Publishing/Kinkajou Press)