Written by Eleanor Estes
Illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds
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.