When the Butterflies Came

When the Butterflies Came

by Kimberley Griffiths Little
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When the Butterflies Came by Kimberley Griffiths Little

A moving story of a young girl's struggle with love, loss, family, and magic from the beyond, from critically acclaimed author Kimberley Griffiths Little. Everybody thinks Tara Doucet has the perfect life. But Tara\u2019s life is anything but perfect: Her dear Grammy Claire has just passed away, her mom is depressed and distant, and she and her sister, Riley, can\u2019t agree on anything. But when mysterious and dazzling butterflies begin to follow her around after Grammy Claire\u2019s funeral, Tara knows in her heart that her grandmother has left her one final mystery to solve. Tara finds a stack of keys and detailed letters from Grammy Claire. Note by note, Tara learns unexpected truths about her grandmother\u2019s life. As the letters grow more ominous and the clues harder to decipher, Tara realizes that the secrets she must uncover could lead to grave danger. And when Tara and Riley are swept away to the beautiful islands of Chuuk to hear their grandmother\u2019s will, Tara discovers the most shocking truth of all, one that will change her life forever. Kimberley Griffiths Little weaves a magical, breathtaking mystery full of loss and love, family and faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545529525
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Sold by: Scholastic, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 537,168
File size: 972 KB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author


Kimberley Griffiths Little is the author of THE HEALING SPELL and CIRCLE OF SECRETS, as well as dozens of short stories that have appeared in numerous publications, and the novels BREAKAWAY, ENCHANTED RUNNER, and THE LAST SNAKE RUNNER. She is the winner of the Southwest Book Award. Kimberley lives near the banks of the Rio Grande in New Mexico in a solar adobe house with her husband and their three sons.

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When the Butterflies Came 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very wonderful book. My 10 year old daughter loved it! I will totaly recomend this book to anyone who loves butterflies
LBrockba More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book full of adventure and mystery. A great read for all ages, but especially tween girls. I especially loved the quotes about butterflies at the beginning of each chapter. Definitely this author's best book!
DNGiles More than 1 year ago
What a delightful, beautifully written mystery, full of grief, wonder, and discovery. Middle grade readers should love following Tara as she finds each key to the next clue as she fits together an elaborately created puzzle left behind by her beloved Grammy Claire. I loved getting to know Tara and Riley, and the friends they made throughout their travels, and I especially loved the settings. From the manor near the bayou in Louisiana, to the tree house on the island of Chuuk, the setting came alive for me. As did the butterflies. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gramny claire died and left clues for tara to save the nipwisipwis. Grammy claire always planed things ahead. This is the best book ive ever read. Its a level v and im level r but i read it anyway. I understand everything. Nipwisipwis in chuuke language is butterfly. Im gonna call them nipwisipwis from now on. BEST BOOK EVER!!!! I reccomend you to reading it. Sincerely a 4th grader. Age 10
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This book is amazing. I love it soo much. This is a must read for thise of you who like mystery books. If you do like mysteries i can think of other books that you might enjoy. Peter and the starcatchers is a great one its like a peterpan series but its way cooler
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Tgis is definetly a must read book. It is full of grief, drama, mysteries, and love. The only flaw is that Tara repetitively repeats,"... and I am a girl who never..." Anybody who is full of mystery or grief should definetaly read this. Plenty of twist and turns! You will never expect the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People who like adventure and mystery shoule get this book it was a very good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It's so mysterious and heartpounding.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book! Totaly recomended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the book so will you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is pretty good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i loved this book