click upper right corner of images to enlarge   Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates  -written by  A  pril Jones Prince  & illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by Farrar Straus Giroux (to be released in 2017)  A new spin on the "Goldilocks" classic, only this time it all happens aboard a crusty old pirate ship. The young Goldenlocks finds herself exploring an empty ship, and due to her "fix-it" nature she improves upon the flavor of the breakfast gruel, repairs a stool, as well as a hammock. However when the ship's owners return they are not happy someone has been messing with their belongings!
       
     
  above:  cropped view of the title page of  Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates .   left:  opening spread which introduces the menacing pirate family: Papa, Mama and Baby.
       
     
  above:  final  SKETCH : The hungry young Goldenlocks is lured toward the pirate ship by the aroma of a breakfast meal... The area in the upper left is to accommodate the story text.
       
     
  above:  The final illustration based on the sketch (see left) of hungry young Goldenlocks lured toward the pirate ship by the aroma of Mama Pirate's breakfast gruel...
       
     
  above:  Goldenlocks explores the empty sailing ship and finds a hammock badly in need of repair, and sets to work with needle and thread.
       
     
  above:  preliminary  SKETCH : a early stage rough study developing the look of Papa Pirate.
       
     
  above:  the Pirate family rowing ashore.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates  -written by  A  pril Jones Prince  & illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by Farrar Straus Giroux (to be released in 2017)  A new spin on the "Goldilocks" classic, only this time it all happens aboard a crusty old pirate ship. The young Goldenlocks finds herself exploring an empty ship, and due to her "fix-it" nature she improves upon the flavor of the breakfast gruel, repairs a stool, as well as a hammock. However when the ship's owners return they are not happy someone has been messing with their belongings!
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates -written by April Jones Prince & illustrated by Steven Salerno published by Farrar Straus Giroux (to be released in 2017)

A new spin on the "Goldilocks" classic, only this time it all happens aboard a crusty old pirate ship. The young Goldenlocks finds herself exploring an empty ship, and due to her "fix-it" nature she improves upon the flavor of the breakfast gruel, repairs a stool, as well as a hammock. However when the ship's owners return they are not happy someone has been messing with their belongings!

  above:  cropped view of the title page of  Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates .   left:  opening spread which introduces the menacing pirate family: Papa, Mama and Baby.
       
     

above: cropped view of the title page of Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates.

left: opening spread which introduces the menacing pirate family: Papa, Mama and Baby.

  above:  final  SKETCH : The hungry young Goldenlocks is lured toward the pirate ship by the aroma of a breakfast meal... The area in the upper left is to accommodate the story text.
       
     

above: final SKETCH: The hungry young Goldenlocks is lured toward the pirate ship by the aroma of a breakfast meal... The area in the upper left is to accommodate the story text.

  above:  The final illustration based on the sketch (see left) of hungry young Goldenlocks lured toward the pirate ship by the aroma of Mama Pirate's breakfast gruel...
       
     

above: The final illustration based on the sketch (see left) of hungry young Goldenlocks lured toward the pirate ship by the aroma of Mama Pirate's breakfast gruel...

  above:  Goldenlocks explores the empty sailing ship and finds a hammock badly in need of repair, and sets to work with needle and thread.
       
     

above: Goldenlocks explores the empty sailing ship and finds a hammock badly in need of repair, and sets to work with needle and thread.

  above:  preliminary  SKETCH : a early stage rough study developing the look of Papa Pirate.
       
     

above: preliminary SKETCH: a early stage rough study developing the look of Papa Pirate.

  above:  the Pirate family rowing ashore.
       
     

above: the Pirate family rowing ashore.