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The Bison and the Butterfly

last updated 04 July 2024

The Bison and the Butterfly illustrated by Nancy Leschnikoff is out now! This is a touching story about friends in nature and the nature of friendship, by the bestselling author of The Leaf Thief; Alice Hemming, and published by Quarto.

Bison feels very sad and lonely. She’s big and hairy, and sometimes a bit clumsy… and she doesn’t know why anybody would want to be her friend. But wise woodpecker knows that everybody likes different things, and that the other animals probably feel a lot differently than she imagines.

Soon enough, as Bison eats her breakfast, has her bath and does her – ahem – business, she meets many different creatures who love her exactly because of her big, shaggy ways.

The Bison and the Butterfly was produced in collaboration with Kent Wildlife Trust’s Wilder Blean Bison Project, which has re-introduced three bison into woodland in Canterbury. The book includes a section explaining the science behind rewilding, and shows that, no matter who we are and what we like, we are all worthy of friendship and have a part to play… whether that’s in our ecosystem or personal community!

**The Bison and the Butterfly**

The Bison and the Butterfly

Artist: Nancy Leschnikoff
Agent: Robyn Newton & Amy Fitzgerald
Author: Alice Hemming
Publisher: Quarto

Get your copy of The Bison and the Butterfly here.

To work with Nancy, get in contact with her agent Amy Fitzgerald here.

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