Author(s): Aaron Becker
Aaron Becker, creator of Journey, a Caldecott Honor book, presents the next chapter in his stunning wordless fantasy.
A king emerges from a hidden door in a city park, startling two children sheltering from the rain. No sooner does he push a map and some strange objects into their hands than he is captured by hostile forces that whisk him back through the enchanted door. Just like that, the children are caught up in a quest to rescue the king and his kingdom from darkness, while illuminating the farthest reaches of their imagination. Colored markers in hand, they make their own way through the portal, under the sea, through a tropical paradise, over a perilous bridge, and high in the air with the help of a winged friend. Journey lovers will be thrilled to follow its characters on a new adventure threaded with familiar elements, while new fans will be swept into a visually captivating story that is even richer and more exhilarating than the first.
Visually stunning, wordless adventure story featuring two friends and their magical markers. The Bookseller Children's Buyer's Guide This is a stunning adventure, the second in the luminous wordless trilogy by Aaron Becker, that began with his stunning debut Journey, takes readers further into the realms of the imagination and beyond. All who explore each page will be thrilled to be swept into the captivating story and follow the boy and the girl on their exhilarating adventure. Love Reading 4 Kids
Aaron Becker began drawing picture books at the age of eight. After many years of practice, he published his first wordless picture book, Journey, which was named a Caldecott Honor Book. He is now on a quest to share his books with as many young readers as possible. "There is nothing more gratifying than seeing kids hold one of my books close to their heart," he says. "My hope is that these stories might inspire us all to place a bit more faith in the power of wonder." Aaron Becker lives in the USA in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife and daughter. Visit Aaron's website at www.storybreathing.com and follow him on twitter @storybreathing.