I’m Happy-Dancing…

…because I got the final cover for Champlain and the Silent One today, and Fabulous Zach at North Country Books gave me the okay to share it!

 New book covers make me positively giddy.  I haven’t talked about this one in a while, so I’ll share the blurb, too:

His tribe calls him Silent One.  He hasn’t spoken since his uncle died fighting the Iroquois.  But in the winter of 1609, a new language echoes through the north woods.  Samuel de Champlain and his Frenchmen speak of friendship and promise to help Silent One’s people fight their enemies.  This time, Silent One must join the war party, journey far from home, and find his voice to save his brother and his own spirit.
 ~Champlain and the Silent One
, September 2008

New blog readers might not know that my mom, Gail Smith Schirmer, created the paintings for the covers of both Spitfire and this new book.  Her work can be seen in the Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery in Canandaigua, NY and here on her blog – gailschirmer.

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29 Replies on “I’m Happy-Dancing…

  1. Thanks! (Of course, the first thing I did when I got the image was hold up SPITFIRE next to it to make sure they’d look good together!)

  2. So much talent in one family! I love the new cover, Kate. Congratulations to you and to your mother on another job well done. (Er, I haven’t read the words yet, but I know you and so am confident they will be magnificent.)

  3. Thanks, Loree! Mom worked really, really hard on this one – it was tougher for her than the first one, but we’re both thrilled with how it turned out.

  4. Thanks, Cindy! You know…no matter how many times I see that dancing guy, he always, always makes me laugh. What a nice way to start my day!

  5. It’s beautiful Kate! I’m joining you in the Happy Dance Ii will fit perfectly beside my copy of Spitfire! Which I loved by the way! I’m looking forward to reading this one too.

    From your blurb I assume The Silent One is Algonquin? What tribe is he from? Iroquet? Keinouche? Weskarini?

    Do you mention what tribes they are fighting? The Seneca’s? Mohawk’s? Cayuga’s? Oneida’s? Or the Onondaga’s?