In this wordless book a lonely girl, failing to get the attention of her busy father, turns back to a fantastic world. A spectacular, emotionally satisfying story that brings its adventurer home. Full-color illustrations were done in watercolor and pen and ink.
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JLG Release: Oct 2016
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Awards & Honors
The Kirkus Prize 2016 Nominee, Young Readers
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, The Horn Book Magazine, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal*
School Library Journal
In this satisfying conclusion to the magnificent picture book trilogy, the young heroine once again tries to get her aloof illustrator father’s attention and, failing, departs from her mundane sepia-colored world to a fantastical realm via a door she draws with her magic red crayon. This time, her father follows in [STARRED REVIEW]
In this satisfying conclusion to the magnificent picture book trilogy, the young heroine once again tries to get her aloof illustrator father’s attention and, failing, departs from her mundane sepia-colored world to a fantastical realm via a door she draws with her magic red crayon. This time, her father follows in her footsteps and catches up to her and her friends in the majestic and mysterious city. When crayon-thieving soldiers attack, epic escapades ensue as the duo and their friends flee, then discover a clever solution to defeating their foes that results in father and daughter finally bonding in a touching finale. Like its predecessors, this wordless tale brims with excitement and adventure. Becker’s stunning watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations depict a breathtaking world that captivates without a written narrative—and one that readers will want to come back to again and again. VERDICT Though this title relies somewhat on the audience’s knowledge of the previous books, it is an absolute must for any collection and will draw new fans just as it will delight those who enjoyed the previous two installments.—Yelena Alekseyeva-Popova, formerly at Chappaqua Library, NY
10 5/8" x 9 7/16"
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Scholastic Reading Counts
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