A 2014 Caldecott Honor Book, Journey, follows the adventures of a young girl who escapes the boredom of home to find a magical realm – in which she can control her destiny with her imagination. A Junior Library Guild Selection.
“Though Becker has plenty of experience as an artist for films, “Journey” is his first book, and it’s a masterwork.”
— New York Times Book Review
“An imaginative adventure story whose elaborate illustrations inspire wonder, careful examination and multiple reads.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Wonder mixes with longing as the myriad possibilities offered by Becker’s stunning settings dwarf what actually happens in the story. Readers will be both dazzled and spurred on imagined travels of their own.”
— Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)
“The strong visual narrative makes this an appealing choice for a wide range of ages. By the turn of the last page, children will immediately begin imagining the next adventure.”
— School Library Journal (starred review)
“Reverberate(s) with the power of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are”
— Booklist (starred review)
We live in a time with a lot of flash and beep and tweets. Mr. Becker has made a beautiful reminder that there are times we need to turn it off. Sometimes we need a book, some quiet, and our imagination. It’s so well done.
— Erin Stead, 2011 Caldecott Medal Winner for A Sick Day for Amos McGee
“I fell into this breathtaking adventure and didn’t want to leave. This is a book of extraordinary magic and beauty.”
— Julie Danielson, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
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