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I got a preview of the cover for Barnum's Revenge  yesterday. 

Jon Gibbs - Barnums Revenge cover - compressed

It may change slightly before the actual release, and I haven't seen the back copy yet, but here's the blurb I sent in:

Life’s never dull when your best friend is a talking cat.

A month has passed since Bill Euston and Snowy (a talking cat only he can hear), exposed the illegal animal experiments taking place beneath the Adventure Safari zoo and theme park, where Bill’s father works as chief veterinary surgeon.

When Bill’s cousin, Luke, comes to stay, the family must pretend Snowy is a normal cat. Luke is a bully. From the moment he arrives, he sets out to make Bill’s life a misery. Not content with taking over his bedroom, he picks on Bill at every opportunity, gets Snowy banished to the kitchen, and worst of all, charms his way into the affections of Carmen, Bill’s only other teenage friend in the village.

To make matters worse, someone keeps letting animals out of their enclosures at Adventure Safari. If the sabotage continues, the park may have to close down, forcing the Euston family to give up their idyllic new life in the English countryside. In an effort to discover who’s responsible, Dr. Euston enlists Bill and Snowy’s help, but Snowy has his own problem, a fox with sharp teeth and a vicious temperament to match his name, Shredder.

What do you think?


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msstacy13
Feb. 5th, 2013 04:32 pm (UTC)
As you are open to suggestion...

When your best friend is a talking cat, life will never be dull...

A month has passed since Snowy (a talking cat) and Billy Euston (the only human who can hear him talk), exposed illegal animal experiments taking place beneath the Adventure Safari zoo and theme park, where Billy’s father now works as chief veterinary surgeon.

When Luke, Billy’s cousin, comes to stay, the family must pretend Snowy is a normal cat. Luke is a bully. From the moment he arrives, he sets out to make Billy’s life a misery. Not content with taking over his bedroom, he picks on Billy at every opportunity, gets Snowy banished to the kitchen, and worst of all, charms his way into the affections of Carmen, Billy’s only other teenage friend in the village.

And the park may have to close down. Someone keeps releasing animals from their enclosures at Adventure Safari. If this sabotage continues, the Euston family may lose their idyllic new life in the English countryside. Hoping to discover who’s responsible, Dr. Euston asks Billy and Snowy to help, but Snowy has his own problem; a fox known as Shredder. Perhaps because of his sharp teeth and vicious temperament.


If you like that,
just remember to mention my name
when you receive the Pulitzer Prize.
:)
jongibbs
Feb. 5th, 2013 04:40 pm (UTC)
Lol, I will :P
dawtheminstrel
Feb. 5th, 2013 08:46 pm (UTC)
I think you are the awesome!
jongibbs
Feb. 5th, 2013 10:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Dorothy :)
ladysaotome
Feb. 5th, 2013 11:30 pm (UTC)
I love the cover! Very nice! It has a less creepy but more ominous vibe than Fur-Face.
jongibbs
Feb. 6th, 2013 04:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Kat. It even fits with a scene from the book :)
writerjenn
Feb. 6th, 2013 12:50 am (UTC)
Sounds adventure-packed! And I like how it looks as if the cat is contemplating the sunset.
jongibbs
Feb. 6th, 2013 04:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jenn :)
mtlawson
Feb. 6th, 2013 11:53 am (UTC)
Congrats, Jon!
jongibbs
Feb. 6th, 2013 04:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Mike :)
bogwitch64
Feb. 7th, 2013 04:27 am (UTC)
Gifs

jongibbs
Feb. 7th, 2013 05:09 pm (UTC)
Lol :)
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