Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Front page for my Book

This is the first picture from my upcomming children's book that I have revealed.

it is a finished draught for the front cover of the book.
click on it for more details:

The Danish title Tjenestepigen Mollie translates to Servant girl Mollie
To all those of you who I have not already given an oral synopsis:

The story takes place in 1910 at a rich factory owners mansion. It is about a poor girl named Mollie who works as a scullery maid in the kitchen, scullery and servants hall on the Below stairs area of the mansion. Despite the fact that she is only a child, her workday is long and exhausting, yet still Mollie is confronted with glimpse of happiness and excitement as well as sorrow and hardship.

The story of Mollie, unlike most other children's books, takes a step out of the sugar sweet escapism and into the more grubby and realistic world of 100 years ago where it deals with issues like Child labour, technology, snobbishness and the gap between rich and poor as seen from little Mollies perspective. Still not without the spice of some humour and glimpse of optimism along the way.

I hope to get it out in English as well. Best in as many languages as possible.

No comments:

Post a Comment