Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Maynard, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Part 1)
About my book: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is about a little girl who grows up in the "poor-er" side of Brooklyn in the turn of the 19th Century. Her father is an alcoholic and her mother supports the family with multiple jobs. The little girl (Francie) loves to read and uses the stories she finds in book as an escape from her reality. Francie's thirst for knowledge and education defeat her unlikely odds and later in life she puts herself through college.
The "heaven tree," which grew out of the concrete outside Francie's window, is used a metaphor many times throughout the book for overcoming insurmountable odds.
I focused on the tree in my thumbs since it is the metaphor for the entire book. The first few show the tree growing out of something. However, I think the idea I like best is having the very top of the tree shown on the front with a folded strip separating the title copy, and other book information. As you fold the strip down, the tree grows. The tree would be made in a collage style out of quotes from the book.