Ashling Kwok shares how her imaginative storytelling in The Butterfly Girl infuses real-life situations with hope, creating magical experiences for young readers.

What do you love about writing children's books?

I love that I get to explore the world in a way that most adults are no longer able to. To view the world through a child’s eyes is a magical experience and it enables me to visit exciting places where anything is possible. Writing for children allows me to express my thoughts and fears and to find solutions to problems I couldn’t solve as a child. I only hope that my words and characters also help other children find their way, and of course, laugh, hope and dream.

What inspired you to write Butterfly Girl?