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New Children’s Book Reading & Signing by Fire Island Authors

May 25, 11 am1 pm.
Cover Butterfly Island © 2023 Illustration by Tracy Dockray

We’ve launched our beautiful new children’s book “Butterfly Island and the Invincible Crew” for ages 5-9 join us in engaging kids to spring outdoors and discover the extraordinary connection between milkweed and monarch butterflies! Inspired by a true story, young readers can learn about monarch conservation and recovery efforts after environmental storm losses replacing despair with hope in action.

Reading & Signing – Saturday, May 25 at 11:00am in the Kismet Firehouse

Buy Books at event by Cash or Venmo coordinated by the Kismet Fire Department Auxiliary

Author Information:

Tracy Dockray has illustrated over 30 children’s books, including Beverly Cleary’s Ramona, Henry Huggins, and The Mouse and The Motorcycle series. Dockray’s most recent title, “Bright Dreams,” was selected by the NSTA and Children’s Book Council as an outstanding science picture book. tracydockray.com

Ellen Federico is a writer, speaker, and a certified Monarch Butterfly conservationist, who maintains sustainable habitats on Fire Island, New York. Ellen has been featured on NBC Today Show and The New Yorker magazine as The Butterfly Lady of Fire Island. She offers workshops for children and adults.  butterflyladyoffireisland.com


Oak Walk
Kismet, 11706 United States