Time to Come Back: Review of Return Plus GIVEAWAY

Many people- young and old alike, have been patiently waiting for the final piece of Aaron Becker’s Journey trilogy. The first two books were a treat:

Journey

Book #1 in the Journey trilogy

by Aaron Becker

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Interview video with Aaron Becker

Journey Book Trailer

Q&A with Illustrator

Journey Trilogy Activity Kit

A 2014 Caldecott Honor Book

Follow a girl on an elaborate flight of fancy in a wondrously illustrated, wordless picture book about self-determination — and unexpected friendship.

A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound. Red marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon, and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny. When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free. Can it also lead her home and to her heart’s desire? With supple line, luminous color, and nimble flights of fancy, author-illustrator Aaron Becker launches an ordinary child on an extraordinary journey toward her greatest and most exciting adventure of all.

Quest

Book #2 in the Journey Trilogy

by Aaron Becker

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Quest Book Trailer
Q&A with Illustrator

Guide to reading a Wordless Book

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.

And now, in early August, it’s time to come back- with Return.

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Return is everything you imagined it would be. The girl’s father finds the door where the girl escapes and follows her in.

Can you imagine the possibilities?

I couldn’t- but I was pleasantly surprised by all this story contained.

And I don’t want to spoil it for any of you.

A satisfying ending to the trilogy, indeed.

Here’s the good news- I’m hosting a giveaway! (US and Canada Only)

Giveaway details
1 prize pack includes:
1 hardcover copy of Journey by Aaron Becker
1 hardcover copy of Quest by Aaron Becker

How do you win? Simply retweet a link to this blog post with the hashtag #MHJOURNEY. At midnight on July 9th, I’ll randomly select a winner from all of the tweets.

I hope you have Return pre-ordered from your local bookstore!

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