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Cover Reveal: Miguel’s Brave Knight by Margarita Engle, ill. Raul Colon

When I worked in the Donnell Central Children’s Room I got used to handling all kinds of interesting reference requests.  One that I got frequently was parents looking for child-friendly versions of Don Quixote.  The pickings were, to say the least, slim.  There was Eric A. Kimmel’s Don Quixote and the Windmills and one other title aaaaaand . . . . that was it.  Maybe Robot Zot by Scieszka and Shannon, if you want to go that far.  Certainly nothing graphic novelish (paging Gareth Hinds) and certainly nothing about Cervantes himself.

It is therefore with the deepest possible pleasure that I present to you today’s cover reveal featuring Margarita Engle and Raul Colon.  A natural pairing, to say the least.  After all, he did the book jackets for her novels Tropical Secrets and Silver People.  Now they’ve come together for a book filled with poems about Cervantes as he grew up and developed the idea for Don Quixote.

For your viewing pleasure, the cover and some inside spreads:


Miguel2 copy



Many thanks to the folks at Peachtree Publishers for the reveal.

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.


  1. Beautiful! I can’t wait to add this to my book collection.