Calling the Wind: A Story of Healing and Hope

by Trudy Ludwig (Author) Kathryn Otoshi (Illustrator)

Calling the Wind: A Story of Healing and Hope
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Inspired by the Wind Telephone in Japan, this poignant story explores the stages of grief, the healing power of hope, and the unbreakable family bonds that connect us all. From the acclaimed author of The Invisible Boy and the award-winning illustrator of One. In a small village in Japan, a family mourns the loss of their loved one. Each family member grieves in their own way, but it is not until they discover an old-fashioned telephone booth on a windswept hill that they begin to heal. Through the telephone, they are able to express feelings long bottled up--speaking directly to their loved one and also to each other. Slowly but surely, the pain subsides, and hope blossoms anew. Inspired by Itaru Sasaki's Wind Telephone, which brought healing to the people of Japan in the wake of an Earthquake and tsunami this story explores grief and loss, and how we move forward by finding meaningful ways to connect with the family and friends we've lost, as well as those who are still with us.
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Kirkus Reviews

A beautifully written, quietly poignant depiction of one family’s journey through loss.

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A beautifully written, quietly poignant depiction of one family's journey through loss. —Kirkus Reviews
Trudy Ludwig
TRUDY LUDWIG is a nationally acclaimed speaker and an award-winning author who specializes in writing children's books that help kids cope with and thrive in their social world, including The Invisible Boy, My Secret Bully and The Power of One. She has received rave reviews from educators, experts, organizations, and parents at schools and conferences around the US for her passion and compassion in addressing peer aggression and friendship issues. An active member of the International Bullying Prevention Association, Trudy also collaborates with organizations like the Committee for Children and ConnectSafely.org, and has served as content adviser for Sesame Street Workshop. Trudy's books have won the Mom's Choice Gold Award, the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award, and the NAPPA Gold Award, and have also been recognized as NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People.

Visit her at trudyludwig.com
Follow her on Twitter at @TrudyLudwig

PATRICE BARTON earned a BFA in studio art from the University of Texas in Austin, where she lives with her husband and son. Her books include The invisible Boy and Quiet Please, Owen McPhee by Trudy Ludwig, as well as I Pledge Allegiance by Pat Mora and Libby Martinez and Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller. Her work has been honored by the Society of Illustrators and the International Literacy Association (ILA) among others.

Visit her at Patrice Barton.com
Follow her on Instagram at @PatriceBarton
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780593426401
Lexile Measure
320L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
N/A
Publication date
October 20, 2022
Series
-
BISAC categories
JUV039050 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Emotions & Feelings
JUV039030 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Death & Dying
JUV013030 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | Multigenerational
Library of Congress categories
Families
Family life
Japan
Winds
Mothers
Social life and customs
Grief
Bereavement

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