THE SECRET KINGDOM BY Barb Rosenstock, illustrated by Claire A. Nivola

Art direction & design for BIOGRAPHICAL picture book


THE SECRET KINGDOM elegantly tells the story of outsider artist Nek Chand and his Rock Garden of Chandigarh. The classic style of each spread reinforces the lyrical text and delicate illustrations, which together add to the fairy-tale quality of his story. Translating Chand’s three-dimensional folk art into watercolors was challenging, but the addition of beautiful archival photographs on a gatefold spread adds plenty of historical context resulting in a comprehensive and powerful book about an amazing artist.

THE SECRET KINGDOM | ON SALE: 02/2018 | TRIM: 8.25″ x 11″ | AGES: 7-10 | EXTENT: 48

Copyright © Barb Rosenstock. Illustrations copyright © Claire A. Nivola. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc. All Rights Reserved.