Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cover Reveal!

Things I love about this cover:

Ollie's expresson.
......the lighting of the clouds and path....the gorgeous turquoise blue sky......the trailing papers (which are invite fliers for her daddy's revival).....how the front flier says "come one come all" big enough for the reader to see on the book (which I think is a cool invitation to open the book)...

I think the good people at Farrar Straus Giroux nailed the middle grade market for this historical piece.

Matt Mahurin is the artist....super talented with a huge range (check out his website - it is amazing stuff!)

What do you think?

36 comments:

Faith E. Hough said...

I love it! I want to buy it already!!!
FSG does a lot of beautiful covers, I think. So glad you're pleased with it too and that it does justice to your story!

Sarah said...

I love it! The colors are so rich.

Danyelle said...

This is gorgeous, Tess! Congrats!

storyqueen said...

I really REALLY love this! I mean, REALLY.

Yay for you and FSG!!

Hope mine is as cool when its time comes.

I bet you are just flying right now.

Shelley

Tess said...

Faith: really? that makes me so glad...yes, FSG does well, I think.

Sarah: thanks!

Danyelle: lovely, isn't it? perfect for this historical piece.

Storyqueen: I am flying...have been all weekend and yours WILL be so cool when it comes...magic and adventure filled wonder. I can't wait.

Abby Annis said...

It's beautiful! Congratulations! :)

Dangerous With a Pen said...

I am a new follower, and, it seems, just in time! Your cover is BEAUTIFUL! Really lovely and it sounds as though it was done very thoughtfully. Congratulations!

Kiki Hamilton said...

I LOVE it! Beautiful and evocative and it pulls you right in. Congrats!!

Solvang Sherrie said...

It's beautiful! So excited for you :)

Tess said...

thanks , Abby!

Dangerous: how fun to type that...dear dangerous...welcome!

Kiki: you know how I'm feeling this week for sure.

Sherrie: you are such a kind heart...thanks

Karen Akins said...

It's beautiful!!! I can't wait to read it.

Tere Kirkland said...

Wow, Tess, that's just beautiful!

Congratulations!

Mary Campbell said...

Great cover - love the paper trail.

Crystal said...

Oh. My. Gosh! Tess, the cover is SO LOVELY! Yes, I love the attention to detail that was given for the flyers and just overall it was beautifully created. The cover, I feel, has the look of a book that will definitely stand the test of time. Congratulations, my friend! I so look forward to reading your novel! :)

Tess said...

Karen, Tere, Mary: thanks, writerly pals!

Crystal: I wonder what your cover will look like someday? It'll happen, you know. I remember being in Miss Snarks First Victim contest with you and reading your entry and thinking "this is my real competition". true.

Ashley Graham said...

Love it! It has a feel to it that's very unique! It'll grab attention for sure!

WindyA said...

I think you're right - that cover looks perfect for your book! I love that even though it's a historical, the cover looks so timeless and classic. There's nothing really there that "dates" the book and I agree with you: Ollie's expression definitely has me wondering what's up already! Beautiful! So happy for you!

Angie said...

Beautiful! Congrats, Tess.

lotusgirl said...

Very nice. I love the scruffy trees by the silver teardrop trailer and the clouds are completely yummy and the flowers in the foreground and the colors. I love the little heart in the o of love. I love how it's antiqued looking. I wish there were a frog hiding in the grass. Heehee. Of course, that might look kind of weird, eh? I still like the idea we had of a picture of little kid feet hanging off the back of a truck. *smile*

Tess said...

Ashley: thanks...it is unique, isn't it?

Windy: one look and you know it is middle grade historical and I kind of like that...thanks@

Angie: thanks pretty hat lady :)

Lotusgirl: I KNOW! I still like our idea of the feet dangling from the chevy truck bed best of all as well...and I secretly wish they had some hint of mystery or Jimmy on the cover. All that being said, I guess you can't put everything on there and I think the art of this piece is truly lovely. Thanks for your kind words ... hope your holiday is going well.

Heidi Willis said...

Gorgeous!! Congrats! You must be thrilled!

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Wow, what an intriguing cover. I love it! Congratulations!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I love the old-timey feel of the colors and illustration, and her expression is so intriguing that I think it will lure readers right on in. Fantastic!

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

I LOVE IT and am so happy for you!

Susan Fields said...

I think it's wonderful - congratulations, Tess!

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

Oh my gosh, SQUEE!!!!!! It's PERFECT!

Laurel Garver said...

Love, love, love it, Tess! Beautiful!

Nichole Giles said...

Love! Gorgeous cover, Tess! Congratulations. Can't wait to see it IRL.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

It's fantastic Tess! Perfect for your novel!!!! I can't wait for your launch!!!

Mary Aalgaard said...

One of the BEST covers I've ever seen. Can I be one of your reviewers? I'll give you a spotlight on my blog.

Linda Kage said...

WOW!!! I've been waiting to see this cover for like forever!!! Congrats, Tess.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I love the trailing papers--really makes me want to read your novel! Congratulations, Tess! How exciting! I'm so happy for you!

Kelly H-Y said...

Oh Tess ... I LOVE your cover!!! That is so beautiful and captivating ... you must be THRILLED!!

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Tess, it's brilliant! I'm even more excited to read it than I was before, if that's possible. Congratulations!

Amy

Kristin said...

Tess. I LOVE this. It's so stunning and classic, and I think it is perfect for MG readers. In fact, I can think of a few right now. And the airstream trailer in the background. . . so many things make me want to know more! (I did tell you I'm from AR, right?)

Congrats!

Pam Calvert said...

LOVE!!!