In Honor of the great (most recent) review of the book I thought I would post a detail of one of my favorite paintings from the book. Hannah, my daughter, was a terrific model for the character of Emily. She was 11 or 12 when we started the project, 17 when I finished. She was very patient with her dad posing for photos, she did get tired of the costumes though. Thanks Hannah for being a great model. Kids are not easy to paint, there little faces have characteristics different from grumpy old Pirates, and especially if you know the model, you want to capture some of their personality in the painting. I'm glad these turned out good. and the book is being reviewed well.