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La la la / Kate DiCamillo ; a story of hope illustrated by Jaime Kim.

By: DiCamillo, Kate [author.].
Contributor(s): Kim, Jaime [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextEdition: First edition.Description: 68 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 22 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780763658335; 0763658332.Subject(s): Loneliness -- Juvenile fiction | Perseverance (Ethics) -- Juvenile fiction | Singing -- Juvenile fiction | Picture books for childrenDDC classification: [E] Summary: Follows a singing girl's fruitless search for a friend in her world, until one night when her song is finally heard by someone who understands. This almost wordless picture book is a gentle reminder of how powerful we can be when we dare to reach out to one another.
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Follows a singing girl's fruitless search for a friend in her world, until one night when her song is finally heard by someone who understands. This almost wordless picture book is a gentle reminder of how powerful we can be when we dare to reach out to one another.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-A small girl, all alone, sends forth a tentative "la" but receives no reply. Venturing outside, she follows orange leaves past trees and pond and peers through tall grasses. No animals. No people. Just her repetitive, increasingly urgent variations of "La? Laaaa!" Day turns to purple night with shimmering starlight. Even climbing a ladder to the moon fails to garner a response. Dejected, she falls asleep and wakens to a reply at last. Golden moon knows LA! LA! too. Although DiCamillo provided the story concept, its development and execution rest squarely with artist Kim. Her cinematic watercolor and ink illustrations convey the shifting emotions of the main character, and her nighttime scenes are particularly luminous. This low-key, visually striking exploration of loneliness and friendship may resonate with adults and some introspective children, but broad appeal seems unlikely. Educators could use it as a writing prompt or discussion starter or for encouraging children to express their feelings in some kind of visual medium-painting, collage, clay work. Overall, Kim has taken DiCamillo's "small, tentative song" and turned it into a chorale. VERDICT With DiCamillo's popularity and publisher plans for an extensive marketing campaign, this title is likely to be in demand.-Kathy Piehl, Minnesota State University Library, Mankato © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Kate DiCamillo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 25, 1964. She received an English degree from the University of Florida. At the age of thirty, she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and worked for a book warehouse on the children's floor. After working there for four and a half years, she fell in love with children's books and began writing. DiCamillo wrote the 2001 Newbery-honor book, Because of Winn-Dixie, which was adapted into a film in 2005. In 2004, she won the Newbery Medal for The Tale of Despereaux, which was also adapted into a movie in 2008, and for Flora and Ulysses in 2013. Her other works include the Mercy Watson series, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and The Magician's Elephant. She was named the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress for the term 2014-2015. <p> Kate's title, Raymie Nightingale, mde the New York Times bestseller list in 2016. <p>

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