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Letting the Butterflies Go

Book 1, Letting the Butterflies Go - A Comic Book Memoir

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“Letting the Butterflies Go” is a comic book memoir depicting the author’s memories: some bright, some gray, some very dark. Art, books, and the kindness of others are pivotal to her overcoming conflictual family events. Serendipity adds a twist. The lavishly illustrated book immerses the reader in an intense experience not soon forgotten.

What's New in Version 1.3

general fixes Note: please hold your iPad horizontally in order to see the pages in comic book layout format.


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Customer Reviews

Brave and empowering!

I loved this novel! From start to finish I was captivated by the story and emotions. While I have had different life experiences not only could I relate to several of the scenarios but the beautiful artwork and and writing really made it easy to understand the author's story. I was actually sad when I got to the end. This was a beautiful story of bravery, and overcoming the obstacles of life!

A Powerful memoir

I found it to be very moving and impossible to put down. I am eager to see part 2.

I was enthralled!

“Letting the Butterflies Go” by Michelle Martin-Jabarra is a treasure.  A work of contrasts.  Tears and smiles. Whimsical and solemn.  Terror and safety.  Pain tearing into joy that brushes back into pain.  The illustrations dance between stark and lush.  Within the confines of each box, each page, there is a sense of limitless possibility.  Butterflies.
I arrived home from work mentally exhausted with the intention of reading the novel over the weekend.  But last night I picked it up and couldn’t put it down.   “Letting The Butterflies Go” is a provocative creation;  sharing the vividly personal story of one woman as it touches universal themes, with moments where I was nodding “me too”. This beautiful graphic novel, where with each turn of the page the artwork drew an “ohhh” from my lips, is the journey of one artist as she offers herself to us.  Exposed.  It is an adventure in discovery and healing and art.  A bewitching book.  Thank you Michelle.

Letting the Butterflies Go
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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPad, iPhone and Mac.
  • Category: Graphic Novels
  • Published: Nov 12, 2014
  • Publisher: Small Box Press
  • Seller: Small Box Press
  • Print Length: 113 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Letting the Butterflies Go
  • Version: 1.3
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, or an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

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