The Alley

Cover of eleanor estes book the alley

Written by Eleanor Estes
Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

The opportunity to create the art for a brand new edition of Eleanor Estes’ book, The Alley, was an honor. Ms. Estes has written many classic books, including The Moffats.

When I read The Alley, I saw an image of a girl hanging on an ornate gate – the entrance to her private world. I researched alley communities in New York city hoping to discover the alley that this book was based on, but no luck. I did, however, discover a wonderful photo of a gate which became the model for The Alley cover.

- Peter

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