“A story will help,” Umpa said. “Stories make everything grow.”
A child’s Umpa teaches them to read and to follow the words, out the garden gate and all the way to the sea. Every day is a new adventure. They visit castles in the air, feast with friends and sail away on the rains. But then one day, Umpa isn’t there… This incredibly moving tale from acclaimed author-illustrator Victoria Turnbull speaks of the power of books to bring people together, and to help us remember loved ones when they’re no longer with us.
‘Utterly magical visual storytelling from Turnbull, one of my favourite picture book creators, exploring bereavement and grief but ultimately hope and the legacy shared stories can bring.’
Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
Published by —
Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2019 (UK)