City of Lies – the Australian cover
July 9th, 2011
Oh, I do love illustrators! It is so exciting seeing how they take your work and make it come to life. The US cover for City of Lies is beautiful, and now we also have the Australian cover, done by Sebastian Ciaffaglione.
Both these covers are so exciting – you can almost feel the danger.
Things to watch out for in both covers (and in the book): masks that hide a multitude of secrets; some new characters – including a ferocious cat, a small white-haired boy and some fortune-telling mice – and a new city which is a LOT more dangerous than Jewel!
*Sigh* – just a little more than two months to go until it’s in the shops.
The other exciting news is that Museum has been shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards – Books for Older Children. Others on the shortlist are Conspiracy 365 by Gabrielle Lord, Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, illustrated by Nicki Greenberg and Now by Morris Gleitzman.
They are flying us all to Melbourne for the awards dinner later this month. I am brushing off my best clothes. 🙂