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A Story of Healing, Hope & Love

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. From the acclaimed author of The Invisible Boy and the award-winning author-illustrator of One, Trudy Ludwig and Kathryn Otoshi have teamed up to create a beautiful children’s story about loss, the healing power of hope, and the unbreakable bonds of love that connect us all.


"A beautifully written, quietly poignant depiction of one family's journey through loss."Kirkus Reviews

"Inspired by the Wind Telephone in Japan, this book is for anyone who's ever experienced loss or grief, which is to say: all of us. Truly beautiful and poignant!" – Katherine Applegate, Newbery Award winner & New York Times bestselling author 

“Calling the Wind is a stunning and heart-filled book!” – The Children’s Book Review

"A beautiful and heartfelt story of loss, longing, hope, and connection.” –Brennan Wood, Executive Director of Dougy Center & author of A Kids Book About Grief  

  • Japan's 2024 Sakura Medal Picture Books Award Nominee