QuestBook - 2014
In the Caldecott Honor-winning Journey, much of Becker's energy was devoted to the story's exquisite backdrops. Now, in the second wordless book of his planned trilogy, the focus is on his characters. On a rainy day in a city park, the girl who starred in Journey and the boy introduced at the end take refuge by a doorway under a bridge. To their surprise, a king emerges from the door just long enough to pass the two a map before soldiers apprehend him. Returning to the magical Pallonezia, they find the walled city in flames, under siege. Becker includes wonderfully evocative set pieces - a submerged city, a Mayan temple - as the pair follows the map to collect chalk markers in all the colors of the rainbow to free the king and save the city.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 40 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm
Alternative Title: Quest : the journey continues
Call Number: E BECKER, A