The word - laughter - with a court jester laughing as the illumination

Page 8 – he touched the fairy baby with his magic wand

By Kelley Smoot Garrett, Hollywood, California

This second page completes the stage-setting that began with the first page, and Letitia illustrating what will become the main motif for Princess April Morning-Glory’s name.

The main illustrative manner in which the title character's name is usually displayed

The main illustrative manner in which the title character’s name is usually displayed

 

 

 

 

 

The word - fairies - with stars illuminating the word.

The word – fairies – with stars illuminating the word.

But the profound, yet subtle effect of this page is that it is only when this 2nd page is turned to, after the elaborate frontispiece and “Once upon a time…” opening, that the reader is assured that they would not see anything less than a continued display of finely-crafted, hand lettering and detailed watercolor illuminations.

The word - castle - with a picture of a castle arising from the word

The word – castle – with a picture of a castle arising from the word

In other words, the first page of text was not a flash in pan – the entire book will evidently be similarly & delightfully drawn.

And rest assured, dear reader, it will be.

 

The word - laughter - with a court jester laughing as the illumination

The word – laughter – with a court jester laughing as the illumination

The word - night - with a rounded-top frame arising from the word, holding a sleepy crescent Man-in-the-Moon and a palette of stars

The word – night – with a rounded-top frame arising from the word, holding a sleepy crescent Man-in-the-Moon and a palette of stars

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