The Captain by Marisabel Bonet-Cruz

This book has been in the making for such a long time. From character concepts doodled in some scrap UCF computer printout, to Word documents in that old Sony desktop computer, to finally being printed by Lulu.com. Sometimes it’s a challenge to get things done, but it’s always very satisfying to see dreams fulfilled. The Captain is my sister’s first published book. She’s hard at work on her second. This new version features a cover with illustrations done by MM Bonet (my other sister) and cover design done by yours truly.

Book Description

1595. Puerto Rico. The Aquino Plantation is a world of wealth, tradition, and loyalty to Spain. For sixteen year-old Soledad it is a world of empty rituals and hypocrisy. Until the night she is captured by pirates. The night she meets Captain Luna Negra. Luna Negra is a pirate. He lives in a world of violence and betrayal. His life has been dedicated to the destruction of the Spanish rule. Until he meets Soledad. Now, their lives can no longer be the same. Soledad must face what it means to be a lady of Spain, the fiancée of headstrong Captain Rodrigo de las Rosas, and a silent member of a society trapped in the past. Luna Negra must question his place as the leader of his men, his part in a society that shuns him, and his blind desire for revenge. United in their search for freedom, Soledad and Luna Negra must find their true destiny.

Below, you can see the complete cover design –

Monday Challenge August 10 09

Writing Challenge:

Write a query letter of no more than two pages in length where you pitch your idea for a children’s or YA book.

Graphic Design Challenge by Prisca:

This week you will design a poster that an elementary school librarian could use to welcome back the students from summer vacation. You are only allowed to use fall colors such as orange, brown and yellow. You can incorporate storybook characters, but it is not necessary. As you brainstorm ideas, think about what would attract these students to the library and why.

New to Monday Challenge? Start here.

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