Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Return by Aaron Becker

WoW is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we share the titles we can't wait to release.

Return by Aaron Becker. unpgd. Candlewick Press, August 2, 2016. 9780763677305.

Publisher synopsis: 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. Caldecott Honor winner Aaron Becker delivers a suspenseful and moving climax to his wordless trilogy, an epic that began with the award-winning Journeyand continued with the celebrated follow-up Quest.

I collect wordless books and constantly encourage LA and other teachers to try to incorporate them as read alouds and writing prompts. The first two books are nothing less than magical and the conclusion has already garnered starred reviews. 


  1. This looks like an excellent book. Hope you enjoy it when it's releaed.

    My WoW post.

  2. A wordless book? I've seen them around but I've never been able to think I could get into them -- what made you get into them?

  3. Interesting! Hope you get the chance to get it. Here's my WoW if you'd like to stop by my blog.