Jacob’s second year at school is coming to an end. In class, they learn about the short life of butterflies. Jacob wants to make a butterfly, whose wing markings resemble the big eyes of his severely disabled sister Pearl. The big brother knows that he must soon say good-bye to his sister, who is spending more and more time in the hospital. With his grandma, Jacob explores his most difficult thoughts, when his parents are too tired to talk. Their joint walks in nature are a consolation, even after Pearl’s life has ended.
Tuula Pere (b. 1958) is Ph.D. in Law and an author from Helsinki, Finland. Her doctoral dissertation published in 2015 examines the limits of the freedom of speech in the Finnish mass media amidst the social and cultural shift of the 1960's and 1970's. Before her doctoral research, Tuula Pere has had a career of over two decades as a lawyer and in various expert and executive positions in industry. Since 2010, Tuula Pere has published over fourty children's storybooks which have been translated into Swedish, English, Russian, Estonian, French, Italian and Spanish, for example. She has also published poetry and aphorisms for children and short stories for adults. Tuula Pere is an avid music and sports enthusiast and a keen baker. She is married and a mother of three.