I recently illustrated the first three books in the Adventures of Jack middle-grade adventure series, written by Author Bryan Givens. I love creating detailed illustrations with an idealized realism style. I am a fan of historical fiction, non-fiction, and folklore books. My style is perfectly suited for non-fiction subjects, historical fiction, middle-grade and YA books.
After the happiest summer he could remember, Jack is suddenly summoned to heal the Jarl of Cork, an important ally of the king. If Jack can’t find a way to help him, war would consume all southern Ireland.
This is a middle-grade book, fantasy historical fiction series.
Book 2: Jack and The Giant's Bargain - the second book in the Jack adventure series is now available for sale! Go to https://www.ballykillarneyhouse.com/ to get your copy!
This is for fantasy historical fiction, middle-grade books.
Eight-year-old Jack is heartbroken when his father doesn’t return from fighting against the Viking invaders, and he feels even worse when he must leave his home and move to a new village. Jack has to use all his wits and courage to unravel the secret of the Hollow Hill.
Genre: middle-grade book, fantasy historical fiction
Jack dreams of becoming a great warrior like his father, even though he’s not sure he’ll ever be big enough. But when his father doesn’t return from fighting the Viking invaders, Jack knows he has to step up to protect his family. After he has to move to a different village, he meets new friends, makes new enemies, and discovers strange new places. And when an unseen menace threatens his loved ones, Jack must rely on his wits and courage to unravel the secret of the Hollow Hill.
Bryan Givens was born in Dallas, Texas, and some of his earliest memories are of traveling to other places by reading: Narnia, Middle Earth, Treasure Island, Mars. As he grew older, he traveled to many other places, both in person and through the magical medium of books. Also, he’s had a long fascination with folktales and with exploring his Irish heritage. For his day job, he teaches history at Pepperdine University in California.
middle-grade books, fantasy historical fiction