Desiree is a courageous butterfly who follows her bold dreams to fly and dance in the dark. By taking a risk, she finds the moths who teach her how to dance, and about her inner light and voice. “Desiree took flight between dusk and deep purple dark. It was her dream to fly and dance at night. Mother and Father had told her only bats, owls, and moths flew in the dark. No Monarchs had ever done that before! She was ready for her adventure. Catching a soft gust of wind. She soared to a nearby garden. She fluttered to a lilac. Desiree plunged her head into its petals and sucked the fragrant nectar. The taste and the scent made her quiver with joy. She looked around her. The garden was dark. Stars sprinkled the sky. The moon formed a sliver of light. She felt a breeze from above. She was not alone.”
Desiree has a problem: she’s a butterfly, and she wants to fly at night. She wants to follow her dreams and dance in the dark. But her mother and father have told her that only bats, owls, and moths fly at night. Should she risk following her dreams and face the unfamiliar? Or should she be like the other monarchs that only fly during the day?
Desiree’s Night Flight is an enlightening read for both spiritual seekers and lovers of children’s literature. This magical story takes readers on a journey from doubt to belief in our hopes and dreams. Jacquie Faber has created, with her lyrical text, a timeless dance—from shadow to light. Truly inspiring! —Anjali Andrea Alban Children’s Author, Speaker and Mentor.
When Desiree follows her dream into the unfamiliar she learns that love, trust and belief in herself can all work together. She discovers an inner light all living things share and can then draw on strengths she didn’t know she had. Ms. Faber’s beautiful tale delivers this powerful message with great charm. —Grace W Rogers Ph.D. Retired Psychologist and Columnist in West Marin Citizen.
About the Author
Jacquie Faber has taught elementary school for thirty-one years in the Ross Valley School District in San Anselmo, Calif. She received the Golden Bell Award in 1999 for Outstanding Teacher and taught the Gifted Writing Program for the district. Jacquie’s mission in life is to teach children self-esteem and how to believe in themselves.