Darren Gate

Darren Gate

Picturebook cover sneak peak - A secret diary of the first World War

For the past few months I've been working on an exciting new picturebook, due for release in July 2018 through Floris Books.

The story follows a young Scottish boy, James Marchbank, who goes to fight in World War 1 at the age of 14. Through a mixture of diary entries, diagrams and illustrated stories the story covers a very important part of British history during World War 1.

With the books main audience aimed at children aged 7-9. The main challenege was to create an engaging, honest and accurate representation of what James Marchbank would have experienced at war.

Above is a sneak peak of the final cover. Design by Floris Books. 

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