La La La

La La La

A Story of Hope

Book - 2017
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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.
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2017.
ISBN: 9780763658335
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 cm

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kathleen_DCL May 16, 2018

Beautiful illustrations and a lovely story about a lonely girl who finally finds a friend. This is a great book to sit and read with your child and talk about what the pictures mean to you.

coloradobuck Jan 06, 2018

if you are looking for a strange read with literally one word and a lonely little girl, who never seems to have any adults looking after her, look no further. Lovely illustrations though.

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creiling
Dec 19, 2017

Maybe I missed something, but this story completely lost me and my 5 yo son. Would not recommend it.

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Whimsy1_0
Nov 14, 2017

Charming story. Highly recommended for all ages.

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