Author/Illustrator Aaron Becker shares his new picture book Quest
DATE Friday, 19 September 2014
TIME 7 PM
LOCATION Secret Garden Bookshop
2214 NW Market St.
CONTACT Suzanne Perry
Events / Public Relations Manager
Aaron Becker, creator of Caldecott Honor book Journey, presents the next
chapter in his stunning wordless fantasy. A king emerges from a hidden door
in a city park, startling two children sheltering from the rain. No sooner
does he push a map and some strange objects into their hands than he is
captured by hostile forces that whisk him back through the enchanted door.
Just like that, the children are caught up in a quest to rescue the king and
his kingdom from darkness, while illuminating the farthest reaches of their
imagination. Colored markers in hand, they make their own way through the
portal, under the sea, through a tropical paradise, over a perilous bridge,
and high in the air with the help of a winged friend. "Journey "lovers will
be thrilled to follow its characters on a new adventure threaded with
familiar elements, while new fans will be swept into a visually captivating
story that is even richer and more exhilarating than the first.
Aaron Becker has made several memorable journeys in his lifetime. He's lived
in rural Japan and East Africa, backpacked through the South Pacific and
Sweden, and most recently, ventured from the San Francisco Bay area to
Amherst, Massachusetts, a town he now calls home with his wife, daughter,
and lazy cat. To this day, his favorite destination remains his imagination,
where you can often find him drawing secret doorways and magic lanterns.