My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Publication Date: 2016
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Genres & Themes: Picture Books, Family, Art, Creativity, Adventure
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.
This time, when the little girl returns to the magical world through the door she created on the walls of her room, her father, who ignored her previously, follows right behind… without her noticing it.
This is the final book in the Journey Trilogy. I have to say… it is the perfect finale. The whole reason why the girl discovered her creativity could bring her to magical places in the first place was because her parents ignored her and, as a result, she was lonely.
In this story, her father helps the girl defeat, once again, the guards who terrorize the population, especially those who have the ability to build objects and living beings out of colours. The girl realizes her father may care about her after all.
My only question is: when are they going to make a movie out of these three picture books? Silent animated movies do exist… and they are very atmospheric if done right. Well I sure hope someone takes these stories to a whole new level but until then I will be rereading these books anytime I feel lost or like I am losing touch with my creative mind.
Thank you for these wonderful books, Mr. Aaron Becker.
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