White Butterfly and Her Wings of Many Colors

White Butterfly and Her Wings of Many Colors

WINNER of Multiple National Awards and Honors!


White Butterfly and Her Wings of Many Colors is the story of an epic journey taken by a small butterfly, a story about heroism, courage and ultimately the lesson that we are all already perfect exactly as we are.  It is a powerful tale about the dangers of vanity and the redemption of love and self-acceptance.

White Butterfly is strong, fast and helpful, but she has one big wish — she wants spectacular wings.

When White Butterfly realizes her dream of having colorful wings, she discovers that resulting applause and fame might not be in her best interest.  When she’s captured by a relentless butterfly collector, she gives her best performance as she recognizes and appreciates her true gifts, including courage, determination and the gift of self-acceptance.

The story’s maker, Arnold Bustillo was a humble man with diverse talents, including writing songs he sang to his family. After his death, his family found the story of White Butterfly among his papers. His daughter Sonia and her husband Paul have formed Mariposa Blanca Publishing to bring Arnold’s lovely tale about White Butterfly and her magical adventure forward to share with the world.WB-spreads-5x3-1015-p20-150

They asked celebrated author and illustrator Susan Andra Lion to take the tale and make it into a children’s book with a profound message: that self-love and appreciation of your own personal gifts is an important key to true happiness and fulfillment.

Medals and Honors for White Butterfly and Her Wings of Many Colors:

  • WINNER, Mom’s Choice Gold Medal Award,
  • WINNER 2016 Book of the Year, Creative Child Magazine
  • RETAILER’S CHOICE WINNER, Visionary Fiction, 2016 Sixteenth Annual COVR Visionary Book Awards
  • WINNER, Literary Classics Seal Book Awards, Silver Medal, Picture Book/Preschool Category
  • Finalist, 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards Book Cover Design, Children’s Picture Books
  • Finalist, Children’s and Teens Books, 2016 Sixteenth Annual COVR Visionary Book Awards
  • Honorable Mention, 2016 Purple Dragonfly Awards, Books about Pets and Animals

White Butterfly and Her Wings of Many Colors is available on this site at a special price by clicking here or at Amazon.com.

Wholesale buyers can also purchase it from DeVorss & Company, New Leaf Distributing or from Satiama, LLC.  For more information on wholesale orders, please email us at wholesale@satiama.com or call us at 719-487-0424.

White Butterfly and Her Wings of Many Colors, written and illustrated by Susan Andra Lion, is a lovely children’s picture book inspired by the late Arnold Bustillo. The book tells the story of a butterfly known for her kindness and willingness to help wherever and whenever needed. Fast as lightning and valiantly heroic, there is only one thing White Butterfly wants for in life; more than anything she wishes she had brilliantly colorful wings. But Lady Fairy wants to ensure White Butterfly’s motives are pure. This tale provides a message of self-acceptance and humility for youngsters. Wonderfully illustrated, with words that are beautifully penned, this book provides pearls of wisdom for young readers that are lovingly nestled within the folds of a delightful story. This is a book which children are sure to enjoy reading again and again.” Literary Classics Book Reviews

White Butterfly is not only a story of a magical adventure but embedded in the story are valuable and timeless lessons about humility, acceptance, joy, and ultimately love. Beautifully illustrated, children and adults alike will be captivated by its charm.”  ~Dr. Steven Farmer, author (with Jesseca Camacho) of Children’s Spirit Animal Cards.