Monday, February 24, 2014

A New Cover!

...but first, check out all these awesome blurbs for  
THE GREAT GREENE HEIST!


"A political heist page-turner set in middle school? Is that even possible? Varian Johnson shows us how it's done, expertly walking the tightrope between true-to-life school experiences and belly laughs."

GORDON KORMAN, author of Swindle and The Hypnotists


"Pay attention! This terrific story speeds ahead on every page, but the lively characters will make you care enough to keep up. Do yourself a favor and start reading immediately."

REBECCA STEAD, Newbery-winning author of
When You Reach Me and Liar & Spy


"The Great Greene Heist is one crazy cool caper!"

RITA WILLIAMS-GARCIA, Newbery Honor-winning author
of One Crazy Summer and P.S. Be 11


"A smart, charming, and hilarious novel featuring one of my favorite protagonists in years. I'd follow Jackson Greene anywhere, and The Great Greene Heist is a fantastic ride.

MATT DE LA PEÑA, author of The Living and Mexican WhiteBoy


“This fast, funny heist novel takes the reader on a ride full of twists and turns. I’m a sucker for a good scam, and Jackson and his gang work one of the best in the business. Nice pull, Varian Johnson!”

JUDE WATSON, author of Loot and In Too Deep (The 39 Clues).



And here's the revised cover!



After the release of the initial cover, Scholastic got feedback from a lot of channels, and there was an overall desire to see more of the OCEAN’S 11/James Bond nature of the book. At the same time, we all wanted to stay with the same illustrator (the uber-talented Kali Ciesemier) and retain the spirit of diversity from the old cover. 

I love this cover, and I hope you all do as well.

(I can't believe that the novel will be out in a little over three months. Things are starting to happen behind the scenes...looking forward to sharing more soon!)

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3 Comments:

Blogger Ronald L. Smith said...

I really like the cover. The illustration style brings to mind comics and school adventures. Love the typography and the way the characters look ready for action.

Looks awesome, Varian!

2/25/2014 8:27 AM  
Blogger Varian Johnson said...

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2/25/2014 4:25 PM  
Blogger Varian Johnson said...

Thanks Ron! I love the cover,and I really lucked up on blurbs. I love all of these authors and was honored when they agreed to say such kind words about the book!

2/26/2014 9:31 PM  

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