I’m absolutely delighted to be able to reveal the cover of Juliette Forrest‘s second children’s novel, The True Colours of Coral Glen (designed & illustrated by Jamie Gregory) which will be published on 4th July 2019 by Scholastic.
I’m also super happy because the very lovely people at Scholastic have given me five copies of The True Colours of Coral Glen to give away! Find out more below!
The True Colours of Coral Glen – Juliette Forrest
(Cover design & illustration by Jamie Gregory)
An astonishingly inventive, spooky and heartfelt story of a girl on a race- against-time, gothic-tinged treasure hunt. Coral sees the world around her through a rainbow of colours not visible to others – a day full of adventure is Treasure Island Gold but one with a maths test is Stormy Canyon Grey. When her beloved grandma dies, Coral can’t conjure the colour to match how heartbroken she is.
She must go on a spooky adventure full of witches, ghosts and other things lurking around the corners of her not-so-ordinary-after-all town…
Publication Date: 4th July 2019
- The Guardian said of Juliette’s debut, TWISTER: “If you only read one children’s book this summer, make it this one.”
- Hugely imaginative storytelling at its finest, with themes of grief and the supernatural.
- Building on Juliette’s profile with special media and blogger mailings, plus a programme of events in schools and at festivals.
- Engaging social assets highlighting the importance of colour within the story.
- For fans of Neil Gaiman’s THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, Sophie Anderson’s THE HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS and Helena Duggan’s A PLACE CALLED PERFECT, this is a stunning story told in Juliette’s completely original voice.
- Praise for TWISTER:
“a soaring fantasy with a down to earth heroine” – The Guardian,
“an unusual, gutsy and invigorating fantasy with a compelling narrative voice” – The Metro
Photography by Susan Castillo (Image credit: https://www.julietteforrest.co.uk/about)
After finishing school, Juliette left Scotland for the bright lights of London where she trained as an art director and worked in the creative departments of advertising agencies, winning awards for her TV, radio, press and poster campaigns. Wanting a life of adventure, she packed her bags and travelled around the world, where she stayed with the Karen people in Thailand, dived the Great Barrier Reef, explored Malaysian jungles, visited the Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island in Hong Kong and hared across America on the Greyhound Bus. Winning a New Writers Award from Scottish Book Trust gave Juliette the support she needed to complete her first novel Twister, which was snapped up by Scholastic and published in February 2018. The rights to it have now been sold in France, Holland and Romania. Juliette is extremely proud to be Writer in Residence at All Saints Primary and has been offered Spring Residency at Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre. When she’s not freelancing as a copywriter, she can be found at her laptop, typing her next book, rather clumsily. Juliette is at her happiest exploring the great outdoors with her rescue dog – even though she has a sneaking suspicion he is the one taking her for a walk.
The True Colours of Coral Glen is Juliette’s second book for children.
(Image credit: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jamie-gregory-a896812a)
Jamie Gregory is the Design Manager at Scholastic UK. His most recently designed and illustrated covers include redesigned covers of Philip Reeve’s Mortal Engines series (illustrated by Ian McQue), Alice Broadway’s Ink (designed by Andrew Biscomb and Elizabeth B. Parisi), Karen McCombie’s Catching Falling Stars and State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury.
Big thanks to Juliette, Lorraine and all at Scholastic for giving me the wonderful opportunity to reveal this beautiful cover and for providing copies for the giveaway!
I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!
The very lovely people at Scholastic have kindly given me five copies of The True Colours of Coral Glen to give away!
If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning a copy one of this utterly brilliantly sounding story, simply retweet (RT) this tweet!
Proof copies will be sent to winners when available from Scholastic, as soon as possible.