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Without even thinking about it,

Mama Seeton puckered her lips and whistled.
It was not a loud whistle.
Or a fancy whistle.
Just a simple two-note whistle.
 
When Mama Seeton whistles, her children run home for chocolate cake, hugs, kisses, and shared memories. But as time passes, they travel farther and farther away from the familiar sound. Can mama’s whistle be heard all over the world, and bring her children home one more time?
Newbery Award-winning author Jerry Spinelli’s sweet lyrical text and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham’s charming illustrations show the timeless love between a mother and her children.

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Praise

* "Spinelli and Pham make beautiful music together, creating an unabashedly old-fashioned family fable that should leave readers of all ages snuggling a little closer to one another."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Fun and memories mix here, delightfully demonstrating the old adage, there's no place like home."—Booklist, starred review

"[A] nurturing look at the enduring love between a mother and her children."—School Library Journal

"While the empty-nest trope will appeal to adults more than kids, youngsters will understand both the love and the silliness of a family call...."—The Bulletin

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