Last year, Bethany Griffin’s Masque of the Red Death had an atmospheric and gorgeous jacket, worthy of Bethany’s sexy and creepy re-imagining of the classic Edgar Allan Poe story. So this year, the Greenwillow art department faced the challenge of recreating that moody, beautiful atmosphere for the sequel (and conclusion), Dance of the Red Death.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes peek of the photo shoot with photographer Ali Smith, to see how it all came together!
Art director Paul Zakris makes sure our model has the right “emotionally tortured Poe girl” fashion.
We couldn’t resist trying this dress. Look at all the sparkles!
Unfortunately, it was, perhaps, not the most flattering silhouette. But check out the shoes!
Paul and designer Sammy Yuen watch as Ali shoots the photo.
After dozens–if not hundreds–of photos and three different costume changes, we finally found the winner…
Ok, ok. Here’s the real jacket. The perfect complement to Masque, wouldn’t you agree?
Dance of the Red Death comes out later this spring! To tide you over, Bethany wrote a short novella called Glitter and Doom, which will be available as an ebook on March 26.
One of the best moments of any editor’s day is seeing the original art for a picture book for the very first time. Author-artist Christie Matheson delivered beautiful watercolor and collage artwork for her debut picture book, Make Tree Magic, earlier this year. It’ll be in bookstores this fall, and we can’t wait for the rest of the world to see it! Here’s a sneak peek . . .
Bank Street Bookstore recently hosted a live story hour and book signing event with Herman Parish to kick off Amelia Bedelia’s 50th Anniversary! Amelia Bedelia was late to her own party because she stopped by several different types of banks before arriving at the right one:
Amelia Bedelia eventually made her way to Morningside Heights, and was very pleased to see Bank Street’s display of her books!
Herman signed many, many of those books. In fact, 50 years’ worth!
This is the face of an Amelia Bedelia fan!
Everyone had a great time and the event was a success. Hooray!
The 50th anniversary edition of Amelia Bedelia is pretty special, if we do say so ourselves. It features the original text, artwork, and jacket of the original 1963 edition. PLUS, it has seven additional pages of archival photographs, sketches, and anecdotes and recollections about the inception and creation of America’s beloved literal-minded housekeeper!
And we’re giving away FIVE (that’s right, 5) copies of it. Use the form below to enter!
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