Izzy Kline has Butterflies by Beth Ain
Butterfly Problems, Beth Ain

Excerpt from page 149:

 



I start to sing Lilly’s song and I don’t sing it so well
until I spot Mom’s face,
her plain, pretty face.
Then I get back to singing the way I sing.
With feeling.
The light is shining on the outside of me,
but it is on the inside

that I feel
lit up.
I never thought about the magic of butterflies until now.
I only ever thought about the trouble with butterflies.
The first-day butterflies.
The divorce butterflies.
The meeting-Dad’s-art-teacher-girlfriend butterflies.
Butterfly problems,
all of them.

Izzy Kline Has Butterflies

by Beth Ain

Random House Children's Books

ISBN-10: 0399550801

ISBN-13: 978-0399550805

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“Izzy Kline has Butterflies captures the soap opera that is fourth grade with honesty, heart and humor.”

Newbery Honor author, Kirby Larson

“If you’ve ever wondered what living inside a fourth grader’s head feels like, this is it! Pitch perfect, heartfelt, and real.”
—Wendy Mass, New York Times bestselling author of The Candymakers

 

From the publisher:

So many moments big and small make up a year, and Beth Ain chronicles them all in this heartwarming novel in verse, perfect for fans of Fish in a Tree and verse novels like Brown Girl Dreaming and The Crossover.

There are plenty of reasons for the butterflies in Izzy Kline’s stomach to flap their wings. There’s a new girl in her class who might be a new best friend. The whole grade is performing "Free to Be . . . You and Me" and Izzy really wants a starring role. And new changes at home are making Izzy feel like her family is falling apart. First-day jitters, new friends, an audition . . . How many butterfly problems can one girl take?

Beth Ain, author

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