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Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates -written by April Prince Jones & 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.