Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Imagination Time for kiddies and a fun launch of book 3 "Return" in the Journey Trilogy by Aaron Becker [Books #1 and #2 Giveaway]

In honor of Book #3 in the Journey Trilogy by Aaron Becker, the good folks at Candlewick Press have graciously provided books #1 and #2 in the series for a giveaway here on Chat With Vera. Now about the two books in the giveaway, here is a bit about each of them.....

JOURNEY - 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.

QUEST - 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.

RETURNJourney Trilogy Book #3 releases August 1, 2016

Just in case you're not familiar with "wordless books," here is a Guide to Reading A Wordless Book.

Now you can have some fun with Journey and Quest by purchasing your own and pre-ordering Return. Here is some activity fun that you can use in the meantime.

Also, one of Chat With Vera's readers in either the United States or Canada will win a prize package
of one hardcover copy of Journey and Quest. What fun!
One Hardcover Copy of Journey & Quest
Begins July 1 Ends July 22 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT
Open to US & CANADA addresses.

Watch for Chat With Vera's review of RETURN

DISCLOSURE: Prize is provided by Candlewick Press and will be shipped directly to the winner by Candlewick at the conclusion of the contest/giveaway.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoy reading to children. I also still enjoy reading a child's book from time to time for myself. Thanks for the giveaway.


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