Addy has moved to a new neighborhood with her beloved kitten, Trumpet. They are best friends, and inseparable. But when Trumpet is hit by a car, Addy seeks her wise friend, Stillwater. She is sure he will know how to bring Trumpet back to life.
Stillwater tells Addy she will need to find a special medicine. To do this, she must go to everyone in the neighborhood and collect a cup of sugar. But there is one condition: it can only come from the home of someone who has never been touched by loss. Addy goes from house to house. And when she returns home, Stillwater asks for her cup of sugar. But, of course, she has none — for there isn't a person who has not felt the pain of loss.
As Addy comes to understand how this special medicine works, young readers follow a reassuring story of consolation and healing. Soft illustrations, including Trumpet-shaped clouds in the sky, provide a soothing reminder of how all lives are made of both light and dark moments. Muth's stunning interpretation of this Buddhist tale is infused with light and compassion, and celebrates the fragile and sacred moments we all share with those we love.
"Muth doesn’t mince words here, and that’s refreshing.... Nuanced images of Trumpet-shaped clouds and figures on the Earth underscore the immortality of memories, which Addy comes to eventually realize. This gracefully told story will comfort readers who have experienced death with its healthy truth while the gorgeous illustrations will uplift them." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Author||Jon J Muth|
|Illustrator||Jon J Muth|
|Publication Date||Oct 20, 2020|