La La La: A Story of Hope

By Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by Jaime Kim

A nearly wordless story following a little girl in search of someone who understands...

"Kim has created sumptuous images. DiCamillo’s text leaves room for children to fill in the silences with their own boundless imaginations" New York Times “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 towards the light of the moon, climbing as high as she can... Now, will she be heard? With an enchanting palette and captivating expressiveness, Jaime Kim brings to life Kate DiCamillo's endearing character in a transcendent landscape that invites readers along on an emotionally satisfying journey.

  • "Even if we are small and alone and afraid, if we sing, sometimes someone answers us back. Here is Jaime Kim's beautiful art answering my small tentative song" Kate DiCamillo
  • Kate DiCamillo's bestselling books include Because of Winn Dixie (4.5 million copies sold), The Tale of Despereaux (2.8 million copies sold) and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (1.9 million copies sold – all in English language editions only)
  • Kate DiCamillo is a two-time Newbery medallist and her books have been translated into 40 languages worldwide

About the author

Kate DiCamillo is the author of two Newbery Medal winning books The Tale of Despereaux and Flora and Ulysses as well as The Magician's Elephant, a New York Times bestseller and the award-winning Mercy Watson series. Kate DiCamillo lives in Minneapolis, USA. Find her online at Jaime (Jimyung) Kim was born and raised in Korea before moving to the United States at the age of eighteen. She has illustrated many books for young readers, including And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner. Jaime Kim lives in North Carolina. Find her online at and on Twitter and Instagram as @jaimekimil.

ISBN: 9781406379884
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2018
Dimensions: 204 x 214mm, 72pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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