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Cover Reveal: Ocean Meets Sky by Terry Fan and Eric Fan

Now it’s no secret that I’m keen on one of this year’s Caldecott contenders, The Antlered Ship. As it turns out, this was just the prelude. Illustrated by The Fan Brothers, the two have shown a distinct liking for naval adventures. The proof?  Today, ladies and gentlemen, we present the cover reveal for their upcoming May 2018 picture book Ocean Meets Sky. I am pleased to show you both the cover and some interior spreads. Due to the limitations of my blog, I won’t be able to present them in their full glory, but this will at least give you a little taste of what is to come. Enjoy:


 

OCEAN MEETS SKY
By Terry Fan and Eric Fan
On-Sale: May 15, 2018
ISBN: 9781481470377
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Ages 4-8 / $17.99

From the creators of the gorgeous bestseller The Night Gardener, comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about…the spot where the ocean meets the sky.

It’s a good day for sailing.

Finn lives by the sea and the sea lives by him. Every time he looks out his window it’s a constant reminder of the stories his grandfather told him about the place where the ocean meets the sky. Where whales and jellyfish soar and birds and castles float.

Finn’s grandfather is gone now but Finn knows the perfect way to honor him. He’ll build his own ship and sail out to find this magical place himself!

And when he arrives, maybe, just maybe, he’ll find something he didn’t know he was looking for.

OceanMeetstheSky

Ocean Meets the Sky1

Ocean Meets Sky 2

Ocean Meets Sea 3 copy

Ocean Meets Sky 4

Terry Fan received his formal art training at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada. His work is a blend of traditional and contemporary techniques, using ink or graphite mixed with digital. He spends his days (and nights) creating magical paintings, portraits, and prints. The Night Gardener is his first book. Born in Illinois, he now lives in Toronto. Visit him online at Krop.com/terryfan and Society6.com/igo2cairo and on Facebook (Terry Fan Illustration).

Eric Fan is an artist and writer who lives in Toronto, Canada. Born in Hawaii and raised in Toronto, he attended the Ontario College of Art and Design, where he studied illustration, sculpture, and film. He has a passion for vintage bikes, clockwork contraptions, and impossible dreams. The Night Gardener is his first children’s book. See more of his work at Society6.com/opifan64 and on Facebook (Eric Fan Illustration).

Many thanks to Lisa Moraleda and the folks at S&S for the reveal.

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About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.

Comments

  1. Oh, wow! I’m in love!! They had me at the cover. Adding to my “future purchases” list. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Oh, I am a Fan fan! I am so looking forward to this book. I had seen the cover, but none of the inside spreads. Thanks for sharing! More Fan brothers! Hooray!

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