Where's Wally?: The Fantastic Journey
|Where's Wally? The Fantastic Journey|
|Publisher||UK: Walker Books; US: Little Brown & Co then Candlewick Press|
|Publication date||September 1989|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|LC Classification||PZ7.H1918 Gr 1989|
Where's Wally? The Fantastic Journey (originally numbered with a "3"; originally called The Great Waldo Search in North America; now called Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey) was the third Wally book, first released in 1989. In the book Wally travels to fantasy lands in search of Wizard Whitebeard's magical scrolls. The book introduces the second recurring Where's Wally character, Wizard Whitebeard. Readers are also asked for the first time to find the Wizard's scrolls.
The book introduces "The Land of Wallies" and the concept that Wally is just one of many Wallies. The Land of Wallys would reappear in The Ultimate Fun Book (known as WallyLand) and The Great Picture Hunt (known as WallyWorld). It would later be shown that Woof and Odlaw also come from worlds of many others like them with the introduction of "The Odlaw Swamp" and "The Land of Woofs" in The Wonder Book.
The book was re-released in 1993 and again in 1997, moving Wally and inserting new characters (Woof, Wenda, Odlaw, the Wally Watchers, and others), and again once more into a smaller size.
In December 2009 the book was released in the form of an interactive iPhone game. It was also made into a PC game where the player can challenge family and friends and use Woof to help find the characters and objects.