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 pen in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon and a flying ...Read MoreFollow 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 pen in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon and a flying carpet which carry her on a spectacular journey...who knows where? When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free. Can it also guide her home and to happiness? In this exquisitely illustrated, wordless book, an ordinary child is launched on an extraordinary, magical journey towards her greatest and most rewarding adventure of all...In time-honoured tradition, a wordless adventure of the imagination. Aaron Becker's picture-book debut - expected to generate a lot of notice and excitement. The author is already signed to write and illustrate two more picture books, tentatively scheduled for Spring 2014 and Autumn 2014. This edition is jacketed.Read Less
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Becker, Aaron. New. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Brand New, Perfect Condition. We offer expedited shipping to all US locations. Over 3, 000, 000 happy customers. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. Picture book. With dust jacket. 40 p. Contains: Illustrations, color. Intended for a juvenile audience.
I'm puzzled why this book won a Caldecott award and garnered almost universal praise. It is certainly not an improvement over Harold and the Purple Crayon and Where the Wild Things Are, both of which I thought were of the highest quality. Some suggest the book for 3 year olds and up. The book may be appropriate for a ten year old, but I think the drawings while beautiful are much too cluttered for young children.
I bought the book for a 3 year old and was very disappointed.
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