Aaron Becker is already a respected illustrator whose drawings have been part of Polar Express, Cars and Mars Needs Moms.

Now, he’s a children’s book author. In his debut story, his beautiful illustrations take center stage in Journey, about “A lonely girl [who] draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound. Red marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon, and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny. When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free. Can it also lead her home and to her heart’s desire?”

Check out the exclusive book trailer below:

Journey will be in stores this August.

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