The girl and the boy from Journey are enjoying their newfound friendship, hiding beneath a bridge on the rain-slick sidewalk. But then an orange-colored king bursts into the sepia city, just long enough to give the girl and boy a map, a belt, and his orange marker. Then he is dragged away by the same soldiers of the sky-emperor that the girl met on her last journey.
It must be time for a quest.
All is not right in the fantasy city. With nothing but a brightly colored map to guide them and their multicolored markers to aid them, the two intrepid heroes must use all of their wit and ingenutiy to regain the last three colored markers and restore the rainbow. Their quest will take them to even more exotic lands, from an underwater temple to an Aztec tower and right back again full circle.
Following the success of his Caldecott honor winner Journey, Aaron Becker delves into his dreamy landscape once again, this time with an Indiana Jones twist. The action sweeps the heroes in and out of breathtaking escapes and gorgeous fantasy locales, and a sense of wonder pervades the endlessly detailed illustrations. This beautiful wordless story carries you along, opening the heroes' eyes (and the reader's) to the boundless potential of the real world.
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Review by Lauren Shearer
Lauren Shearer writes words for fun and profit. She also makes films, but everyone knows you can't make a profit doing that. Her other hobby is consistently volunteering way too much of her time. You can read more of her reviews here
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