FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aaron Becker, creator of the Caldecott Honor–winning and
New York Times
presents the next chapter in his stunning wordless fantasy.
king dressed in yellow 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 two children are caught up in a quest to rescue the king and his kingdom from darkness, while illuminating the farthest reaches of their imaginations. 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.
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.
ON SALE AUGUST 26, 2014
HC: 978-0-7636-6595-1 • $15.99 ($18.00 CAN) • 40 pages • Ages 4–8
I l l u s t r a t i o n © 2 0 1 4 b y A a r o n B e c k e r
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.