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A story of the emotional growth of a young boy who grapples with the unimaginable death of his sister but who finds solace in libraries and books. 


When his beloved sister dies and his parents are too grief-stricken to attend to him, a little boy must figure out on his own how to process what has happened. When he visits his local library and a kind librarian hands him a “magic ticket,” he finds an unexpected sanctuary in the world of books. Could reading be the gateway to understanding, and coping with, such a devastating loss?  


David Hicks (author) and Kateri Kramer (illustrator) have created a tender and moving tale of loss, grief, and the healing power of storytelling, “a love letter to story, to books, and to libraries as a space to nourish both mind and heart” (Maria Mayo, Anythink Libraries). 


Recommended for ages six and seven, and for grown-ups everywhere whose childhoods, like that of the author, were forever changed by the death of a loved one. 


The Magic Ticket

Coming July 2024
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death, Grief, Bereavement

    JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings

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