Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Box O' New Books!

Look what Mr. UPS guy delivered yesterday! Hardcover copies of Maggie and Oliver, or A Bone of One's Own! The official release date is in less than three weeks, on October 25!



















Such fun to page through it...















The book is printed in a nice brownish ink, which fits the time period well, I think! Here are a few interior spreads...





























While working on the endpapers, my editor and designer came up with the brilliant idea of having Maggie and Oliver separate on the front end... (See the girl and the dog close to the gutter?)
















... and coming together on the back end, as they do in the story.
















And it was a lovely surprise to see that they had taken one of interior spots...



















... and embossed it on the hardcover of the book. Sweet detail!



















I'll post more in the coming weeks, but for now, time for a great big Happy Dance!

17 comments:

Julie said...

beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Julie! :-)

Bigfoot said...

Julie’s right. “Beautiful” is the perfect word. The story’s summary has me eager to read this book; what I see here makes me want to have a copy of my own so I can look at those wonderful illustrations whenever I want.

Dana said...

Congratulations, Jennifer! Looks wonderful. :)

debbie said...

So so lovely. I can't wait to get my hands on one!

Jennifer said...

Bigfoot, thank you for the kind words!

And Dana, thanks! :-)

Debbie, soon!!! ;-)

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

OoOOoOOoohhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Looks amazing Jen!!! Wow, what a beautiful book. Your illustrations are gorgeous and I can see they are perfect for that book. I love brown ink, how beautiful!!

I'm sooo happy for you!!!
Congrats!

xo

Jennifer said...

Ali, you always make me smile! Thank you so much! xoxo

Ann Herrick said...

That is so beautiful! That should be an everlasting favorite book for a child (and parent)!

Jennifer said...

Thank you, Ann! So very kind of you to say. :-)

Mirka Breen said...

The sweetest gift from the package carrier. You gave your art, and it came back so beautifully.

Kelly Hashway said...

Congrats! It's absolutely gorgeous. I have to get a copy of this!

Candace Trew Camling said...

gorgeous! Congrats! Its a great feeling isnt it!

Jennifer said...

Many thanks, Mirka, Kelly, and Candace! (Yes, it IS a great feeling!) :-)

inluvwithwords said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Huge Congrats!! =)

cmv... said...

YAY! These are gorgeous! Way to go Jen!

Jennifer said...

Thank you, inluvwithwords and Christine! :-)