The Book of Stolen Dreams

Children's Publishing

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I created the book cover with inside illustrations and chapter illustrations for David Farr's debut novel "The Book of Stolen Dreams", published by Usborne. It's a middle grade novel about the adventures of two children who grew up in a dystopian world looking for a magical book. This story is inspired by the journey of David Farr's great-aunt and great-uncle escaping the nazi regime in the 1930s.

How was the illustration used:
The illustrations were used for the cover, the chapters and little poems inside the book. In addition I created an illustration which was the inside of a limited edition wrap.

How did you make this work:
All illustrations were done digitally using Procreate and Photoshop. The Cover was designed by Katharine Millichope.

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Usborne Publishing

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Currently Based:
Essen, Germany

Kristina Kister is an illustrator and character designer from Essen, Germany. After graduating in Communication Design she worked as a junior art director in an ad agency in Düsseldorf. Today she is a freelance illustrator illustrating pen&paper books, children’s books, developing character and concepts for German TV shows and all kinds of projects which involve illustration work.