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Journey

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Be swept away on an elaborate flight of fancy in this Caldecott award-winning, wondrously illustrated picture book about self-determination and unexpected friendship.

The winner of the prestigious Caldecott Honor, and described by the New York Times as 'a masterwork', Aaron Becker's stunning, wordless picture book debut about self-determination and unexpected friendship follows a little girl who draws a magic door on her bedroom wall. Through it she escapes into a world where wonder, adventure and danger abound. Red marker pen in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon and a flying carpet which carry her on a spectacular journey ... who knows where? When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free. Can it also guide her home and to happiness? In this exquisitely illustrated book, an ordinary child is launched on an extraordinary, magical journey towards her greatest and most rewarding adventure of all...
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 240 x 270 x 5mm | 240g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4th ed.
  • w. numerous col. ills.
  • 1406355348
  • 9781406355345
  • 13,256

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Great style and sophistication in this wonderful, wordless picture book -- Alex O'Connell * The Times * A beautiful example of the power of illustration . . . this will fuel the imagination of old and young alike * The Publisher's Association's Best New Children's Books Summer 2014, The Guardian * If you combined Harold and the Purple Crayon with The Never-Ending Story and shot it up with steroids, out would pop Aaron Becker's Journey. This amazing wordless picture book will take readers on a journey that will show them that all things are possible with a little imagination. Please, please, please buy this for the kid who is always saying they are bored * Buzzfeed, 20 Of The Best Children's Books Of 2013 * captivating ... for a wide range of ages. By the turn of the last page, children will immediately begin imagining the next adventure. * School Library Journal * stunning * Publishers Weekly * sweeps readers away on the very best kind of journey ... a stirring sense of adventure ... will draw girls and boys back to it again and again * Booklist * a masterwork * New York Times * an unusually deep and extremely powerful reading experience. An absolute must for all children. * CBI Recommended Reads *
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About Aaron Becker

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 Massachusetts, with his wife and daughter. Find Aaron online at www.storybreathing.com and on Twitter as @storybreathing.
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Rating details

9,593 ratings
4.4 out of 5 stars
5 59% (5,671)
4 27% (2,624)
3 10% (920)
2 2% (230)
1 2% (148)
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