Mike Curato Illustrations ©2020

Calling the Wind



"Structured around the seasons, poetic text alternates between narration and dialogue. Sensitively composed illustrations, rendered in watercolor, pen, and colored pencil in a pastel palette, uses colors thoughtfully. A beautifully written, quietly poignant depiction of one family's journey through loss."Kirkus Reviews

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

"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 

"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  

"A book born in tears and nourished into something extraordinary with the loving care of its creators Kathryn Otoshi and Trudy Ludwig."- Random House Children's Books

  • Japan's 2024 Sakura Medal Picture Books Award Nominee