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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.

Author: Aaron Becker
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published: 08/06/2013
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.50h x 10.90w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780763660536
Audience: Ages 4-8
Award: Georgia Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Buckeye Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award - Nominee
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: Colorado Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Beehive Awards - Nominee
Award: Buckaroo Book Award - Nominee
Award: Caldecott Medal - Honor Book
Award: Cybils - Finalist

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 05/20/2013
Kirkus Reviews 06/01/2013
School Library Journal 07/01/2013 pg. 55
New York Times Book Review 07/14/2013 pg. 15
People Weekly 08/12/2013 pg. 67
Booklist 08/01/2013 pg. 74
Shelf Awareness 08/13/2013
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2013 pg. 75
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2013 pg. 71
New York Times Book Review 11/10/2013 pg. 31
Kirkus Best Picture Books 11/15/2013 pg. 44
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2013 pg. 31
NY Times Notable Bks of Year 12/08/2013 pg. 35
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2014 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Aaron Becker has worked as an artist in the film and animation industry, where he helped define the look and feel of characters, stories, and the movies 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 Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife, daughter, and cat. This is his first book.

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