Kate DiCamillo: La La La

TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT GO ON SALE MONDAY, JANUARY 22 AT 9:00AM. PURCHASE OF "LA LA LA" IS REQUIRED FOR ENTRANCE, AND EACH COPY COMES WITH A TICKET THAT ADMITS TWO PEOPLE. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD SEPARATELY. COPIES OF "LA LA LA" MAY BE PURCHASED IN-STORE OR ONLINE. 

PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION FOR THIS EVENT: SPOKANE PUBLIC LIBRARY (DOWNTOWN BRANCH) AT 906 W. MAIN.

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.

Kate DiCamillo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, raised in Clermont, Florida, and currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She writes for both children and adults and calls herself a storyteller. She is short, loud, hates to cook and loves to eat. She is single and childless, but has lots of friends and is proud to call herself aunt to three lovely children and one not so lovely dog.

Illustrator Jaime Kim's given name is (Jimyung), and she was born and raised in Korea before moving to the USA when she was 18. Although she was a timid child who was afraid of just about everything, she discovered a sense of serenity in drawing. As a grown-up, Jaime finally stopped being afraid of everything, but kept on drawing and painting. She works with gouache and acrylics to create nostalgic and dreamlike illustrations, inspired by childhood memories of her family, as well as movies, art, and the outside world. Her favorite things are the sun, the moon, the sky and stars – which is why they always creep into her artwork.

Event date: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Spokane Public Library
906 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
La La La: A Story of Hope Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763658335
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 3rd, 2017

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.