Welcome to the home page for my new book Madame’s Journey Home.
This is a heartwarming story about the journey of a family into discovery and love.
On the eve of a killing frost in the Midwest, Mariosa, and her son Antwan Ramar find an injured Monarch butterfly. They take her in and become a family, that is recognised in their small town.
They learn something special from Madame (the name they gave her) butterfly and they build an extraordinary circle of love as they help Madame on her journey home to Mexico.
Besides being a great story of humanistic values of love and release (through death) it is a valid teaching tool for the Monarch butterfly. Mariosa spent many years as a nature guide and uses her experience of working with young children to build the Monarch’s big story in a way they can understand. The book is designed to open spaces between the reader and young listener to begin a conversation about such important issues as :
*How to appreciate and connect to the natural world
*Tolerance for differences
*Death as a natural cycle of transformation.
Interest for Monarch butterflies is especially high at this time because of the increased environmental awareness on the planet and the threat to this particular species.
Monarchs are one of the most magical mysteries on Earth.
Please take a few moments to explore the bigger story of this lovely little book on the PAGES of this site .And I would love it if you would use the share buttons to spread the word to anyone you know that loves Monarchs. Thank you so much.
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It will soon be available in Spanish as well as English.
If you are a teacher, librarian, nature center or any business related to Monarch butterflies and would like to review this book. Please contact me at