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Journey by Aaron Becker

Journey (2013)

by Aaron Becker

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    Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson (VaterOlsen)
    VaterOlsen: Drawing and imagination lead to great adventures!
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    Flotsam by David Wiesner (michellebarton)
    michellebarton: Both are wordless picture books with stunning artwork and interesting imaginative stories to tell!

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A young girl is bored and lonely when everyone around her is busy. She finds a magic piece of chalk and draws a door--which leads to a beautiful and exciting land. She sees the world, drawing herself a boat and a hot air balloon, as well as rescuing a bird who is trapped. The bird returns the favor later and the two escape through a new door..to find a new adventure and a friend.
  widdowsd | May 25, 2017 |
'Journey' by Aaron Becker is a wonderful story about a girl who creates her own imaginary world with a piece of red chalk. In this world she encounters friends and foes and meets new friends along the way. This story is full of wonderfully drawn imagery that is visually pleasing to the eye. It is a wonderful story to show to elementary children, even children in the upper elementary grades. ( )
  Jennaroo82 | Apr 30, 2017 |
Category/genre: Children's picture book
Notable: Caldecott, wordless picture book

The author does a great job of creating a story through illustrations. A young girl takes a journey through many places as she comes across red items that help her travel to the different destinations. Readers are left to imagine what the young girl might be experiencing and how. The book allows room for creativity while still representing a theme. ( )
  Diana.Vigil | Apr 25, 2017 |
This is a picture book about a girl and her magical red crayon. She is able to use her crayon to escape into a magical world where she experiences adventure, wonder, and danger. She is caught by an evil emperor and must perform an act of bravery and love to set herself free.
I would classify this as a fantasy fiction book.
I would show this to first grade and older.
  Michaiah.Annear | Apr 10, 2017 |
Genre: Fantasy
Review: "Journey" is a wordless picture book by Aaron Becker. The girl in the story is bored and lonely until she finds a magic red crayon and is able to draw a door and escape to a different world. She travels all around and uses her crayon to escape from bad places. She eventually finds her door and goes back home, only to find a boy with a magic purple crayon. I like this book a lot because it leaves a lot up to the imagination. Since there are no words, students have to infer what is happening using only pictures. This leaves a good portion up to the imagination. I think the illustrations do a great job of staying interesting and captivating so the audience does not lose interest.
Uses: This would be a great book to use as a mentor text for making inferences. Students could also "write" part of the book by providing text for a section of the book. Finally, students could write their own story about what they would do if they had a magical crayon.
Media: Watercolors, pencils ( )
  jbohall14 | Apr 3, 2017 |
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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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:50 -0400)

Using a red marker, a young girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it enters another world where she experiences many adventures, including being captured by an evil emperor.

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