I was thrilled when I found out the cover art would be done by the amazing kidlit creator, Vanessa Brantley Newton, who is the author and illustrator of one of my favorite picture books, GRANDMA'S PURSE. And she did not disappoint!
Look how Vanessa captures my main character's mischievousness--those eyes, that smirk! Can't you tell that there's a lot going on beneath those gorgeous braids? I also love the design done by Holiday House art director, Kerry Martin. There's such a vintage vibe going on. It perfectly captures my historical setting.
Thanks, Vanessa and Kerry, for giving my story such a gorgeous cover!