Butterfly Battle is aimed at children between the ages of nine to twelve, but crosses the age borders. Children of six to eight enjoyed the exciting fantasy when it was read to them at school. Adults have been captivated by the story.
In this epic tale, a peaceful butterfly paradise is threatened by invading Superwasps.
Robert and Kim enter the insect world and become heroes in the war against the evil wasps.
The children shrink to the size of insects and Robert, helped by Kim, commands a huge army.
The soldiers are insects but behave like human soldiers. They fret and struggle to fall asleep before the battle. When the action begins, they fight bravely, but panic when the battle goes against them.
Robert soon learns about the reality of war. As he observes the suffering of his soldiers, his battle games become relics of childhood. The book is anti-war, but the story shows that sometimes force cannot be avoided. The insect allies decide they have no alternative but to fight against the fascism symbolised by the Superwasp dictatorship.
This children's book promotes conservation and sparks an interest in insects. It delves into the mystery of life and death.
ISBN: 0 9533843 0 6 Author: Neil Behrmann
Available in Waterstone's, Dillons, WH Smith, Borders, Foyles, Blackwells and leading independent stores
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Readmore Books is a newly established publishing business. Butterfly Battle is its first title. Future publications will concentrate on affordable paperback fiction and non-fiction for children and adults.
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