Author: Aaron Becker
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Check this book out on Goodreads.
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. (Source: Goodreads)
Return, the final book in Becker’s Journey series (at least as far as I can tell), follows a little girl on an adventure into another world where she fights off enemies and builds the world around her with her magic red chalk. This time her neglectful father follows her on her journey.
I absolutely love this series. The stories told without words are incredible, and the art is absolutely beautiful. The story this time was equally moving because it brought in the girl’s father and really made a deeper connection for her to the real world. I loved seeing her and her father sort of reunite through the journey into the magical world.
We see familiar characters in this book as well. The boy with the purple chalk and the chalk king are there. There are some familiar enemies as well, they have new tricks to try and get the chalk from out heroes.
All in all this was another fantastic journey from Becker. I highly recommend this series!