Return (Hardcover)

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By Aaron Becker, Aaron Becker (Illustrator)
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— From Aaron Becker Books

This beautifully conceived conclusion to Becker’s wordless picture book trilogy is astonishing, where the nameless girl from the series returns to the world drawn from her imagination and then makes her final return home.  Wondrous and intricately crafted illustrations invite the viewer to observe closely, to see how the smallest detail can inform a story. This book provides everything you’d want in a picture book: stunning illustrations, fantastic story, adventure, action, and above all, magic. I never expected that a wordless book could move me to tears, but Becker’s skill in evoking emotion is unparalleled. For ages 3 and up. 

— From Emily's Picks


Welcome the much-anticipated finale of Caldecott Honoree Aaron Becker's wordless trilogy--a spectacular, emotionally satisfying story that brings its adventurer home.

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. 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. Caldecott Honor winner Aaron Becker delivers a suspenseful and moving climax to his wordless trilogy, an epic that began with the award-winning Journey and continued with the celebrated follow-up Quest.

About the Author

Aaron Becker dreamed of traveling to castles when he was a boy. At age ten, he was lucky enough to visit the walled island of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, France. Many years later, that visit inspired him to create the palatial castle featured throughout the Journey trilogy. Aaron recently returned to Europe with his family, where he completed the watercolor paintings you see in this book.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763677305
ISBN-10: 0763677302
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2016
Pages: 40
Language: English