Return by Aaron Becker
  

Return

Written by Aaron Becker
Illustrated by Aaron Becker

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One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month August 2016 A triumphant final story in Aaron Becker’s superbly imaginative award-winning trilogy of wordless picture books. Ignored by her father, a lonely girl draws her way out of her own world. Armed only with her powerful red pen, the girl steps through the door she has drawn into a world of kings and castles, magic and adventure. Surrounded by danger, she fights for good against evil making new friends a she does so. Aaron Becker’s stunning illustrations are a feast of images which will absorb all readers into this magical world.~ Julia Eccleshare

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Synopsis

Return by Aaron Becker

Aaron Becker, creator of the award-winning Journey and its stunning, celebrated sequel, Quest, presents the final chapter in his luminous, wordless fantasy. Failing to get the attention of her busy father, a lonely girl turns back to a fantastic world for friendship and adventure. It's her third journey into the enticing realm of kings and emperors, castles and canals, exotic creatures and enchanting landscapes. But this time, it will take something truly powerful to persuade her to return home, as a gripping backstory is revealed that will hold readers in its thrall.

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Dazzling watercolours create an epic storytelling experience. The Bookseller This is a book to spend time over for sure, and to revisit over and over, with every reading adding to and enriching the whole amazing experience. It's one of those reading experiences that every child should have, an enormously rewarding journey that I urge you to give every child you know the opportunity to undertake Red Reading Hub This imaginative, fantastical escapade - the last in Aaron Becker's Caldecot-Honor-winning wordless trilogy - overflows with creativity. A spellbinding story where the stunning, shimmering pictures paint at least a thousand words. Booktrust A story without words which describes a fantastical journey only though images, colours and your own imagination. You'll pore over the pages, brilliant starting points for discussion with your child. Wonderful. The Schoool Run .com Told in lavishly detailed watercolour illustrations, with not a word of text, the story follows a girl who escapes her full home into a fantasy world where colour and imagination bring liberation. FT Weekend

About the Author

Aaron Becker

Aaron Becker has worked as an artist for film studios such as Lucasfilm, Disney and Pixar to help define the look and feel of characters, stories and the films they become a part of. With Journey he has created characters and worlds of his very own, using traditional materials and techniques. Aaron Becker lives in the USA in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife, daughter and cat. This is his first book.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Aaron Becker
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Author's Website

www.storybreathing.com/

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

4th August 2016

ISBN

9781406368437

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