scholastic book cover illustration

scholastic_thewayhomelooksnow_pdullaghan A few months ago Scholastic asked if I would illustrate the cover for the second book by award-winning author Wendy Wan-Long Shang. You might remember that I did the cover for her previous book: The Great Wall of Lucy Wu. This book is for the same pre-teen audience and is about twelve-year-old Peter Lee and his family, who are baseball lovers. Their family experiences tragedy and Peter wonders if their favorite game can pull them back together.

Here is the cover in context:


And here are the concept sketches I pitched: