The Volume of Possible Endings – 2015 Best Children’s Book finalist

Scholastic New Zealand Award for
Best Children’s Book 2015

Highly Commended 2015

Designer Luke Kelly (Vida & Luke Kelly Design)
Title The Volume of Possible Endings by Barbara Else, illustrated by Sam Broad 
Publisher Gecko Press
Format 198 x 129mm, 336pp, gatefold cover with 80mm flaps.  Cover matt laminated with spot UV gloss varnish. 4 colour maps printed on the inside front and back covers.

Judges’ Comments The dynamic cover illustration creates depth of curiosity that forces the reader to venture further. The tattoo-style quality of the hand drawn type integrates nicely with the illustration and the wrap around to spine and back cover creates a nicely balanced designed with all surfaces considered. Nicely illustrated touches within, such as the map endpapers, ensure that the readers engage beyond just the printed text throughout the book.

The volume of possible endings inner page spread 1The Volume of Possible Endings inner page spread 2

View shortlist | View winners