Rosa’s Song

ROSA’S SONG (illustrated by Pascal Campion) was released on June 14, 2022 by Random House Studio, a division of Penguin Random House. The book (and audiobook) are available via the retailer buttons on this page.

About the book: ROSA’S SONG is about a short-lived but life-changing friendship, and is a companion book to THE PAPER KINGDOM.

Icon-star “[S]triking and raw…Readers will share the sadness of Jae’s loss, but only after seeing Rosa and Jae’s joyful playing—a happiness that’s distinct to childhood.” — Booklist, starred review

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Praise

Icon-star “[S]triking and raw…Readers will share the sadness of Jae’s loss, but only after seeing Rosa and Jae’s joyful playing—a happiness that’s distinct to childhood.” — Booklist, starred review

The duo behind The Paper Kingdom comes together again for the kind and reassuring picture book Rosa’s Song, about the joy of discovering new friends when they are needed most…Helena Ku Rhee’s story skillfully demonstrates a compassionate cycle of friendship in which Jae learns that just as Rosa once welcomed him, he can now welcome others. Animator and illustrator Pascal Campion’s art seamlessly meshes the children’s real and pretend play. Rosa’s Song is a quiet, gentle book about the importance of finding–and being–a good friend. — Shelf Awareness

Golden Poppy Award 2022 – California Independent Booksellers Alliance (CALIBA)

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