Butterfly Blessings by Kim Witkin

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I was inspired to write Butterfly Blessings after the tragic loss of my sister, Cherie, who passed away from breast cancer in 2006.

The book is directed at young children and is aimed to help them cope with death and dying. The story focuses on the special bond between two sisters who are separated first by great distance and finally through death. Despite this, their bond is very strong, transcending the physical and spiritual worlds. The magic of their relationship is captured beautifully by young Cape Town artist Jesse de Freitas.

Jesse’s illustrations are whimsical, colourful, and enchanting in their detail, and they bring Butterfly Blessings to life.

About Kim Witkin

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Kim was born in Zimbabwe and immigrated to South Africa. She obtained an honours degree in social work and completed her thesis in art therapy. Kim loves nature, photography, ceramic sculpture, and outdoor life. She lives in Perth with her husband and son. Jesse was born in Cape Town to a family of artists and has been drawing all her life. She studied fine arts at the Ruth Prowse School of Art. She currently lives in London, paints and draws all the time, and works with children who have special needs.
Published October 24, 2012 by BalboaPress. 44 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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