I Dream of a JourneyHachette
Akiko Miyakoshi's enchanting picture book explores how an innkeeper who spends his days at the crossroads of others' journeys secretly longs to have adventures of his own. People from all over the world come and go at the innkeeper's little hotel. He enjoys meeting them, and many even become his friends. But sometimes, when he goes to sleep at night, the desire to travel far away himself wells up inside him. He dreams of packing a big bag and journeying to unfamiliar towns, to visiting friends, and having unexpected experiences.
This beautiful picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Akiko Miyakoshi perfectly captures the feeling of wanderlust and thoughtfully speaks to the common experience of longing for something new and exciting. The artwork's muted colors and soft focus give it a dreamlike quality and, paired with the spare, simple text, invokes wonder, leaving many questions open to interpretation. It could ignite intriguing conversations with children about what they long to do. Its message is also likely to resonate with adults.
- Ages: 4 to 8 years
- Materials: Hardcover
- Imprint: Kid Can Press
- Author/Illustrator: Akiko Miyakoshi
- Dimensions: 32 pages; 9in x 11in
- Origin: Printed in China
- ISBN: 978-1-5253-0478-1