Isn't if fab? Isn't it fun? I just love the cover--illustrated by Antoine Revoy--for my upcoming book, Anubis Speaks!, which releases this October from Boyds Mills Press. The crafty canine-headed dog takes the middle-grade reader through the twelve hours of darkness (or, has he puts it, the twelve "Caverns of Misery") that Ra must travel through in his dangerous journey to be reborn as the sun every morning. Full of mayhem and monsters, it's a fun way to learn about the ancient Egyptian afterworld and death practices.
On the cover, Anubis's slightly cagey look, along with his very sharp teeth, perfectly capture Anubis's voice throughout the book--snarky and dangerous. You know what else is cool? The book was mentioned in the Publisher's Weekly rap-up of BEA as one of the "notable" nonfiction books of the season. Woohoo!
Go Anubis, you sly dog, you.
I have a couple of ARCs to share for any school or youth services librarian who would like a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Any takers?
Let me know!