Monday, July 1, 2013

COVER AND JACKET: THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY (HOLLY SCHINDLER)

I'm thrilled to reveal the cover and jacket copy of my debut MG, THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY!




“Beasts of the Southern Wild” meets Because of Winn Dixie in this inspiring story of hope.

August “Auggie” Jones lives with her Grandpa Gus, a trash hauler, in a poor part of town. So when her wealthy classmate’s father starts the House Beautification Committee, it’s homes like Auggie’s that are deemed “in violation.” Auggie is determined to prove that she is not as run-down as the outside of her house might suggest. Using the kind of items Gus usually hauls to the scrap heap, a broken toaster becomes a flower; church windows turn into a rainbow walkway; and an old car gets new life as spinning whirligigs. What starts out as a home renovation project becomes much more as Auggie and her grandpa discover a talent they never knew they had—and redefine a whole town’s perception of beauty, one recycled sculpture at a time. Auggie’s talent for creating found art will remind readers that one girl’s trash really is another girl’s treasure.

Coming from Dial February 6, 2014.  To pre-order, click here.

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15 comments:

  1. I love it! Makes me think of all the wonderful found-art artists here in the south. What fun for teachers and students to incorporate an art connection too. Congratulations!

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  2. This looks fabulous Holly, congratulations! Very cool cover!


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  3. Gorgeous! And I love the description. Congrats.

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  4. Congratulations, Holly. I love the cover.

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  5. What a delightful premise (and cover)! I can't wait to read this, Holly. Congrats to you!

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  6. How exciting! Congratulations, Holly. Fantastic premise and cover. I can't wait to read THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY!

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  7. Congratulations, Holly! Sounds like a great story.

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  8. LOVE this--so whimsical and engaging! Congrats :)Can't wait to read it!!!!

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  9. Thanks, guys! Can't wait for this book to come out!

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  10. Nothing better than a terrific cover after all that work of writing. I can't wait to read this book!

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  11. Wow, what a brilliant cover, Holly! Cannot wait for this one. When's it out in the UK? x

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  12. Thanks, Sheila and Lucy! Not quite sure about the UK release, Luce--I'll keep you updated!

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  13. Both the cover and story summary are very appealing. Can't wait!

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  14. I can't wait to read it, and I love the cover!

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