La La La: A Story of Hope (Hardcover)

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By Kate DiCamillo, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
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Kate DiCamillo will be at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts on Sunday, October 29, 2 pm, presented by Boswell and Oconomowoc's Books & Company. Tickets are $22 and include admission to an inspiring afternoon talk from the author, plus everyone gets a copy of DiCamillo's new picture book, "La La La." Please note that purchasing a book here does not get you admission to the event. Visit the Brown Paper Tickets site to get your ticket to DiCamillo. 

— Boswell Book Company


Conceived by Kate DiCamillo and featuring enchanting illustrations by Jaime Kim, this nearly wordless graphic story follows a little girl in search of a friend.

"La la la . . . la." A little girl stands alone and sings, but hears no response. Gathering her courage and her curiosity, she skips farther out into the world, singing away to the trees and the pond and the reeds -- but no song comes back to her. Day passes into night, and the girl dares to venture into the darkness toward the light of the moon, becoming more insistent in her singing, climbing as high as she can, but still there is silence in return. Dejected, she falls asleep on the ground, only to be awakened by an amazing sound. . . . She has been heard. At last. With the simplest of narratives and the near absence of words, Kate DiCamillo conveys a lonely child's yearning for someone who understands. With a subtle palette and captivating expressiveness, Jaime Kim brings to life an endearing character and a transcendent landscape that invite readers along on an emotionally satisfying journey.

About the Author

Kate DiCamillo is the beloved author of many books for children, including Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux, both of which received Newbery Medals. A former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, she lives in Minneapolis. Jaime (Jimyung) Kim was born and raised in Korea before moving to the United States at the age of eighteen. She works in gouache and acrylics to create her beautiful, tender, and dreamlike landscapes and characters. Jaime Kim lives in North Carolina.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763658335
ISBN-10: 0763658332
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017
Pages: 72
Language: English