One summer, actor and artist Gloria Stuart hires her great granddaughter, Deborah, as her apprentice in the art of book making. Gloria aims to finish a series of handmade artist's books about butterfly kites that she has been working on for decades.
As artist and apprentice work together summer after summer, and with Gloria nearing her 100th birthday, Deborah finds herself in a race against time to discover her own courage and help her great grandmother finish the butterfly books before it is too late.
"Here is the heart-felt and moving story of the bond between a young woman and her great grandmother -- who happens to be a Hollywood movie star -- but the real connection is forged by a love of art and books and by their love for one another."
- Alice Hoffman, New York Times Best Seller