Request Inspection Copy

If you are an Academic or Teacher and wish to consider this book as a prescribed textbook for your course, you may be eligible for a complimentary inspection copy. Please complete this form, including information about your position, campus and course, before adding to cart.

* Required Fields

To complete your Inspection Copy Request you will need to click the Checkout button in the right margin and complete the checkout formalities. You can include Inspection Copies and purchased items in the same shopping cart, see our Inspection Copy terms for further information.

Any Questions? Please email our text Support Team on text@footprint.com.au

Submit

Email this to a friend

* ALL required Fields

Order Inspection Copy

An inspection copy has been added to your shopping cart

Boy with the Butterfly Mind

by Victoria Williamson Kelpies
Pub Date:
09/2019
ISBN:
9781782506003
Format:
Hbk 224 pages
Price:
AU$26.99 NZ$28.69
Product Status: In Stock Now
add to your cart

Other Available Formats:

Jamie Lee just wants to be normal but his ADHD isn't making it easy. If only he could control his butterfly mind then he'd have friends, be able to keep out of trouble, live with his mum and not be sent to stay with his dad.  


 


Elin Watts just wants to be perfect. If she could be the best student and daughter possible, then maybe her dad would leave his new family and come back to Glasgow to live with Elin and her mum, happily ever after.  


 


When Jamie and Elin's families blend, the polar opposites of chaotic Jamie and ordered Elin collide. As their lives spiral out of control, Jamie and Elin discover that they're actually more alike than they'd admit. Maybe there's no such thing as normal, or perfect. And perhaps, just like families, happy-ever-afters come in all shapes and sizes.  


 


Uplifting and moving, The Boy with the Butterfly Mind is an inspiring story of acceptance, blended families, and discovering that in the end, being yourself is more than enough.
'My heart broke and soared by turns in this inspiring story of two kids who seem to have nothing in common but a desperate desire for their family to be whole.'


-- Shari Green, author of ALA Schneider Award-winner Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess


 


'What a masterclass in empathy. This book gave me such a terrific insight into how ADHD affects a young boy and those around him. It is a great reminder that we shouldn't automatically judge others. I was rooting for Jamie and Elin!'


-- Lisa Thomson, author of Ostrich Boy


 


'Moving. Powerful. Relevant. Contemporary storytelling at its very best. Another triumph from Victoria Williamson tackling important issues relevant to kids in a powerful and moving way.'


-- Juliette Forrest, author of Twister


 


'Truly sensational. Told through two voices & suffused with real heart; empathy & emotionally-invested storytelling at its best that has so much to teach today’s children. My heart genuinely aches. A must, must, must read.'


-- Scott Evans, The Reader Teacher blog


 


'Fantastic to have a book about ADHD and by such a sensitive writer. So helpful for empathy, understanding and identity. Everyone needs to see themselves in books.'


-- Chloe Daykin, author of Fish Boy


 


Praise for The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle:


 


'A touching, thought-provoking adventure.'


-- The Bookseller


 


'Williamson movingly makes it clear that working-class solidarity traverses borders, race, ethnicity and religion.'


-- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


 


'Relevant, moving and quite extraordinary.'


-- Lucy Coats
Victoria Williamson is a primary school teacher with a Master's degree in special needs education. Her first novel, the USBBY-honoured The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle is included in the 2019 Read for Empathy collection and has been longlisted for the Branford Boase Award.