“It’s funny how everyone seems to see the same world a little differently. Sometimes, a lot differently. Now that Mom and Dad live in separate places, I’m not sure how to view the world anymore. I guess that kind of thing makes more sense when you grow up.”
Eleven year old Riley Red is new to the Eden Apartment Complex. Riley’s Mom and Stepdad see the move as a fresh start, but for Riley, this is no Eden. Something spooky moves in the shadows of this place.
A terrifying maintenance man skulks in dark corners. Secrets mar the basement door. Now, the kitchen’s electricity is out and Riley must find the creepy caretaker.
Join Riley as the odyssey unfolds. Happen upon tenants who each insist they know how the real world works. Do they? As you mull over new philosophies, the building will yield its secrets, and the maintenance man may be the very last person one should hope to find.
Uncover the light, the dark, and the nonsensical ideas that shape our beliefs. This book is a timely tool to explore social-emotional learning and cultivate your own creative power.
Written and illustrated by two unlikely friends, this dad/stepdad duo imbues The Complex Quest of Riley Red with insight forged from real-life experience. The result is a graphically beautiful interplay of story and art that invites all seekers to joyfully reimagine their own complex quest.