>> Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Behold! The cover of my new middle grade novel, Fantasy Baseball, due out in March 2011. (Click on the picture to see it a bit larger.) The artwork is done by the fabulous Greg Call, who also did the covers for Peter and the Starcatchers, Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains, and many more. Advanced Reader Copy giveaway coming soon!
EDIT: I suppose I ought to say what this book is about, if I can. Here's the elevator pitch I've been working on for it:
Fantasy Baseball is the story of sixth grader Alex Metcalf, who must figure out if he himself is real when he wakes up in a fantasy world filled with famous characters from children's literature like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz and Toad from The Wind in the Willows, all of whom are playing in a huge baseball tournament.
(The elevator pitch is a work in progress...)