I have been waiting to share this beauty since the moment I first saw it. But here’s a secret. You won’t see it here but over at The Nerdy Book Club today. If you don’t know Nerdy, you’re in for a treat. It’s a blog that celebrates children’s literature with posts from teachers, librarians, readers, and authors.
Before you head over, though, I wanted to show you a little something. In February, when I knew my editor and Penguin’s art director were starting to think about a cover, I thought I’d try my hand at creating my own. I did this with MAY B. So did my older boy. With BLUE BIRDS, one image stood out. I tired to capture it here:
When my editor sent me the initial sketch from illustrators Anna and Elena Balbusso, there were goosebumps. Truly. Head over to the Nerdy Book Club to see why!
It truly is stunning!
It’s a beautiful cover.
Faith Hough says
Amazingly beautiful! I love the Renaissance style and palette, and the image itself is so evocative. You are really blessed with gorgeous covers!