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Return by Aaron Becker

Return (2016)

by Aaron Becker

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Return by Aaron Becker is the third installment in the Journey Trilogy.

As the little girl's father is once again occupied, she decides it's time for another adventure into an exotic world. This time, she has an unexpected visitor.

What made this book different from the first two was that this time the reader gets a glimpse into the real emotions the little girl has from not getting enough attention from her parents. I like the way this is incorporated and the ending sends a powerful message.

We loved it. I'm really looking forward to more from this author.

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  Mischenko | Nov 30, 2017 |
RETURN is the third book in the JOURNEY trilogy of wordless books by Aaron Becker.The wonderful illustrations are Becker's watercolors.They are striking.This time it is a boy who goes through the red door to enter this wondrous world. On the quai in the forest is a red ball which provides the magic for this young boy.He takes it on a magical ship that leads him to the castle where he sees the king and his two children both wearing crowns.The boy has a purple marker that he uses to create a flying horse that allows him to venture through space.There are always unusual conveyances in Becker's stories which enable a ride through space and underwater.This time his voyage is so exciting that he doesn't want to go home.These books are thrilling and are suitable for young children. ( )
  SigmundFraud | Oct 12, 2017 |
I just loved this! As a parent, to find that your child not only shares your passion, but exceeds it and then to help them complete their own journey and share that experience.... This book just made me feel warm and happy, excited and thrilled, all the best coming together. ( )
  lissabeth21 | Oct 3, 2017 |
A gorgeous, enchanting, and wonderful conclusion to the first two books in the author's trilogy. Aaron Becker's artwork is simple, yet so intriguing, so gorgeous, and his story is so well laid out through his pen and brush, there is no need of words to explain what is happening.

A treat for children or adult eyes. Share it with someone you love. ( )
  fuzzi | Aug 1, 2017 |
I absolutely loved the illustrations in this wordless picture-book. The whole Journey trilogy by Aaron Becker is a must read! In Return, the use of color plays a big roll and makes every scene feel magical. The book flows swiftly as a father works to cheer up his daughter after being unavailable for kite flying. The illustrations start with muted tones of gray with small accents of red in a ball, kite, and a drawing of a door. The dull colors set the mood and create a dreary setting for the story to begin. Once the father enters the imaginary red door his daughter drew, the colors come to life and the gray tones gradually disappear. These colors represent the growth of imagination within the characters. Once the father enters the magical world, the pages are filled with color. The contrast of cool and warm tones creates a whimsical feeling, which really pulls the readers into a fantastic journey. Overall, the main message conveyed through this artwork is to hold on to your imagination-- with it, you can go anywhere and create anything. ( )
  rweska1 | Mar 27, 2017 |
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Failing to get the attention of her busy father, a lonely girl turns back to a fantastic world for friendship and adventure. It’s her third journey into the enticing realm of kings and emperors, castles and canals, exotic creatures and enchanting landscapes. This time, it will take something truly powerful to persuade her to return home, as a gripping backstory is revealed that will hold readers in its thrall. Caldecott Honor winner Aaron Becker delivers a suspenseful and moving climax to his wordless trilogy, an epic that began with the award-winning Journey and continued with the celebrated follow-up Quest.
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The lonely protagonist returns to her fantastical world for friendship and adventure, where only the most powerful motivations persuade her to return home.

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