The Magic Ticket

Juvenile Fiction

“The Magic Ticket is a beautiful, moving story of how the power of books can help us navigate grief so we come out stronger, closer to our loved ones, and able to find joy on the other side”

— Denise Vega, award-winning author of If Your Monster Won’t Go to Bed

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.

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PRAISE FOR THE MAGIC TICKET

“The Magic Ticket is a beautiful exploration of the power of books to be company when we feel lonely, a salve when we are hurting. It is a love letter to story, to books, and to libraries as a space to nourish both mind and heart.”

Maria Mayo, Anythink Libraries

“The Magic Ticket is a beautiful, moving story of how the power of books can help us navigate grief so we come out stronger, closer to our loved ones, and able to find joy on the other side.”

Denise Vega, author of If Your Monster Won't Go to Bed

“This beautiful book brought tears to my eyes, in the best way possible. A true gift to any family who is experiencing loss, The Magic Ticket offers hope and healing with profound love and grace.”

Claire Bidwell Smith, author of Conscious Grieving