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JOURNEY

Girl in a red boat approaching a castle
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Becker
Author's First Name: 
Aaron
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2013

Looking for excitement, a young girl selects a red marker and draws her way into a magical adventure. This wordless book of lovely pen and ink drawings combined with luminous watercolors creates a rich and exotic fantasy.

Comments

Meeting Notes for November

Meeting Notes for November 15:

Positive Comments:

  • This beautiful and magical book uses color to express meaning and needs rereadings to see all of its nuances.
  • Not until rereading does one realize that the bird is purple and relates to the boy and his purple chalk.
  •  The story continues past the last page into the unknown.
  • The well-chosen title has multiple meanings.

Observations:

  • The story causes readers to reflect about books they have known that use crayons as a device to enter fantastical worlds.

Concerns:

  •  None stated.