Journey and Quest Giveaway!

In honor of the release RETURN, the final installment in the Journey trilogy, I’m helping run a giveaway of Books 1 & 2. These books are gorgeous. Fantasy storytelling in a picture book format. I highly encourage you to watch the trailers for each.

To enter leave a comment below. The giveaway is open to the US and Canada only, and ends on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 9pm PST.

Here is my review of RETURN.



Book #1 in the Journey trilogy

by Aaron Becker

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.

Interview video with Aaron Becker
Journey Book Trailer
Q&A with Illustrator
Journey Trilogy Activity Kit




Book #2 in the Journey Trilogy

by 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.

Quest Book Trailer
Q&A with Illustrator
Guide to reading a Wordless Book


11 Comments to “Journey and Quest Giveaway!”

  1. Such beautiful books, encouraging readers to ‘write’ the story in their own words/minds. I can’t wait to see QUEST! So happy you shared with us in this post! Thanks!

  2. Love these books! Hope the next one is just as great.

  3. Amazing illustrations! The concept reminds me of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I love using picture books with emerging readers, teaching young students to “read” the pictures. Will definitely have to check these books for use with my classes this year. Thanks for posting!

  4. I’m looking forward to the newest one.

  5. hooray! love these books!

  6. I borrowed Journey and Quest from my library, again. Wonderful books!

  7. I can’t wait to check these out and share them with my first grader!

  8. I will check out these books ! They sound like keepers !

  9. I collect picture books & search for these in every single used book store I visit! I think Aaron Becker is incredibly talented. These are truly exquisite books!

  10. Thank you all for entering! I put the numbers into and the winner of the giveaway is ManjuBeth!

  11. I wanna start recommending these books out of order to see how well they work as stand alone but I’m sure once they read once they’ll want to read them all!

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