Our wonderful artist Stephanie Dalton Cowan has been working on several Young Adult book covers this summer. Most recently, she has finished the cover for Parched (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012) written by Melanie Crowder and sprinkled with Magical Realism.
“Set in a drought-ridden country reminiscent of South Africa about sixty years after the end of Apartheid, [Parched tells] the story of two children who have been orphaned by the violence that grows out of desperate times and a history of racial tensions and inequalities. It is told in three voices: that of a young black boy held captive by a dangerous gang that exploits his talent for discovering water (he’s a dowser), a young white girl who, along with the dogs that her family used to breed, guards the secret of an underground spring, and the leader of the dogs, who tries to protect her family, both canine and human” (Houghton Mifflin).
Parched has already won several awards and will be officially launched tomorrow (August 15, 2012)! Find out more on Pub Crawl.
Big congrats to Stephanie and the team at Houghton Mifflin!
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