Quest is the second book in the wordless picture book trilogy that began with the 2014 Caldecott Honor Book Journey. The adventure continues as the girl, the boy, and their purple bird companion make their way back into the enchanted realm behind the red door. They discover that there’s more to this land than they imagined – and they’re more a part of its mythology than they could have dreamed.
Broadening his palette, Becker fills his book with myriad colorful details that will reward sharp-eyed fans. At the same time, his ink and watercolors evoke different kinds of architectural wonders. Part Indiana Jones, part Avatar: The Last Airbender, this book proves to be more exciting than its Caldecott Honor predecessor… Breathtaking in scope, consider this a wordless testament to the power of not just imagination, but art itself; picture books rarely feel this epic.
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“As before, hearts will beat faster during cliff-hanging moments in which the children must draw their way out of danger… The strong visual narrative and inventive action sequences offer even more to savor. It’s another step forward in an already noteworthy career.”
— Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)
“In addition to the winning adventure of the silent story, Becker manages to evolve his imagery with more sophisticated designs and ideas that draw readers into the narrative ever more deeply, proving once again that lush details, a meticulous sense of motion and action, and a boundless love of fun are worth all the words in the world.”
— Booklist (starred review)
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