La La La: A Story of Hope

By Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by Jaime Kim

Conceived by Kate DiCamillo and featuring an enchanting illustrator, this nearly wordless graphic story follows a little girl in search of someone who understands.

In this nearly wordless story, Flora and Ulysses' Kate DiCamillo and illustrator Jaime Kim convey a lonely child’s longing for a friend. “La la la...” A little girl stands alone and sings, but hears no response. Gathering her courage and her curiosity, she skips further 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, climbing as high as she can... Now, will she be heard? 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.

  • A simple and poignant story about the universal longing to connect with others
  • A young girl beautifully crosses the line from the real world into that of fantasy to share her song with the moon
  • Beginning with Kate DiCamillo's words and vision, this rich and graphic story allows Jamie Kim's illustrations to fully imagine the story and bring it to life

About the author

Kate DiCamillo is the author of The Magician's Elephant, a New York Times bestseller, The Tale of Despereaux, which was awarded the Newbery Medal, and Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor book. She is also the creator of the award-winning Mercy Watson series. Kate DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis, USA. Find her online at Jaime Kim was born and raised in Korea before moving to the USA 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, USA. Find her online at and on Twitter as @jaimekimil.

ISBN: 9781406378009
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2017
Dimensions: 204 x 214mm, 72pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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