click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  opening spread which introduces the menacing pirate family: Papa, Mama and Baby.   Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates  -written by  A  pril Jones Prince  & illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017   “Arr-guably the best pirate fairy tale to sail the seven storytimes.” - Kirkus Reviews     "... Salerno builds suspense with his (illustrations) of the red-faced, scowling pirates as they bellow, stomp, and finally confront Goldenlocks, before recognizing how handy she is." - Publishers Weekly    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   above:  cropped view of the title page of  Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates .
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   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.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   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...
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  Goldenlocks explores the empty sailing ship and finds a hammock badly in need of repair, and sets to work with needle and thread.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  preliminary  SKETCH : a early stage rough study developing the look of Papa Pirate.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  cropped view of illustration depicting Goldenlocks taking a tumble when sitting on one of the pirate family stools
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  the Pirate family rowing ashore.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  opening spread which introduces the menacing pirate family: Papa, Mama and Baby.   Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates  -written by  A  pril Jones Prince  & illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017   “Arr-guably the best pirate fairy tale to sail the seven storytimes.” - Kirkus Reviews     "... Salerno builds suspense with his (illustrations) of the red-faced, scowling pirates as they bellow, stomp, and finally confront Goldenlocks, before recognizing how handy she is." - Publishers Weekly    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

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

Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates -written by April Jones Prince & illustrated by Steven Salerno published by Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017

“Arr-guably the best pirate fairy tale to sail the seven storytimes.” -Kirkus Reviews

"... Salerno builds suspense with his (illustrations) of the red-faced, scowling pirates as they bellow, stomp, and finally confront Goldenlocks, before recognizing how handy she is." -Publishers Weekly

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

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

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

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   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.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

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.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   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...
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

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...

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

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

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

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  preliminary  SKETCH : a early stage rough study developing the look of Papa Pirate.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

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

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  cropped view of illustration depicting Goldenlocks taking a tumble when sitting on one of the pirate family stools
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: cropped view of illustration depicting Goldenlocks taking a tumble when sitting on one of the pirate family stools

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  the Pirate family rowing ashore.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: the Pirate family rowing ashore.