Aaron Becker's Wordless Trilogy


Author: Aaron Becker


Illustrator: Aaron Becker


BECKER, Aaron. Journey. [Somerville, MA]: Candlewick Press [2013]. Oblong 4to, [40]pp. Black boards with spine stamped in gold and front pictorially stamped in blind. Pictorial endpapers; color illustrations on every page. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (no medal affixed). Signed by the author/artist, Caldecott Honor artist Aaron Becker, with his signature stamp and dated the year of publication.

First edition. 2014 Caldecott Honor Book! The first book in Aaron Becker’s Wordless Trilogy. 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. With supple line, luminous color, and nimble flights of fancy, Caldecott Honor artist Aaron Becker launches an ordinary child on an extraordinary journey toward her greatest and most exciting adventure of all.