Today we’re super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE by Christina Farley, releasing February 28, 2017 from Scholastic. Before we get to the cover, here’s a note from Christina and the illustrator, Petur Antonsson:
I’m thrilled to share with you the cover for my first middle grade novel, THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE! To begin the process, my editor, Andrea Pinkney, had me write down ideas that I had for the cover as well as details about all of the characters. I also created a Pinterest page of images that I thought fit with the book. From that point, Carol Ly and the Scholastic team took over. When I saw the final version, I literally got teary-eyed because it was not only so beautiful, but it captured the essence of Keira’s fairy tale adventures in France.
I’m absolutely in love with this magical cover that Petur Antonsson has created and hope you love it, too!
~Christina Farley (THE PRINCESS & THE PAGE, Scholastic)
Note from the illustrator, Petur Antonsson:
The process for an illustrator starts with communicating with the publisher, which in this case was Carol Ly from Scholastic. I worked closely with her from start to finish. She envisioned the cover to be bright and striking, while focusing on Keira and her magical pen. With that, and some more information, I started sketching. I came up with several different compositions of the Cover for Carol and her team to comment on. After picking the right sketch, and working on in some more, I start to paint the final image. The painting is complete, but not finished. After presenting it to Carol, some colors need to be tweaked, a little fix here and there. After that the painting goes to the designer, which puts the title and text on top. It’s a collaboration between art director, illustrator and designer. The final cover is ready for the printers!
Ready to see?
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Here it is!
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THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE
A mystical adventure about a pulls-no-punches princess and the power of her magical pen.
A dark secret lurks in Keira’s family. She comes from a long line of Word Weavers who bring their stories to life when they use a magical pen. But for generations Word Weavers have been hunted for their power. That’s why Keira is forbidden to write. When Keira discovers her grandma’s Word Weaver pen, and writes a story for the Girls’ World fairy tale contest, she starts to wonder if anyone ever truly lives happily ever after. Inspired by the life and times of Gabrielle d’Estrées, a real French princess who lived during the 1500’s.
About the Author
CHRISTINA FARLEY is the author of the bestselling Gilded series. Prior to that, she worked as an international teacher and at a top secret job for Disney where she was known to scatter pixie dust before the sun rose. When not traveling the world or creating imaginary ones, she spends time with her family in Clermont, Florida with her husband and two sons where they are busy preparing for the next World Cup, baking cheesecakes, and raising a pet dragon that’s in disguise as a cockatiel. You can visit her online at ChristinaFarley.com.
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