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Penelope

Jacket art for "Penelope" by Penelope Farmer

Client: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Art Director: Ann Bobco

Watercolor on paper

Problem
The story of a young English girl who begins to remember strange things: memories that don't belong to her, but to an ancestor who died 200 years ago.

Solution
Another YA cover, another art director who is willing to go with something a little less ordinary.

The girl is my neighbor Amy, daughter of the dentist/monk who appears elsewhere in the portfolio. Amy is a great model, all the neighbors will be watching as I give her odd stage directions and she's always willing to go along. She never seems to get embarrassed by it.

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