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Here's a behind-the-scenes peek at making the final art for JUST RIGHT: SEARCHING FOR THE GOLDILOCKS PLANET by Curtis Manley. This picture book follows a young girl as she explores the science behind our search for another Goldilocks planet--and the answer to whether we're alone in the universe. Available everywhere books are sold starting January 29, 2019, from Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan Kids.)

This was painted with watercolor and some gouache (for the stars) on 300lb cold press paper. Pigments include Indanthrene Blue, Phthalo Green, New Gamboge and Permanent Alizarin Crimson. The time lapse was photographed with a Pentax DSLR (which is why the aspect ratio doesn't match. Sorry about those black bars. I'm working on a better time-lapse solution.)

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Take a look inside the cover with this trailer for JUST RIGHT: SEARCHING FOR THE GOLDILOCKS PLANET
by Curtis Manley. Available January 2019 from Roaring Brook Press / Macmillan Kids.

The book follows a young girl on a journey of scientific discovery as she ponders questions about extrasolar planets and whether we are alone in the universe. It's packed with scientific and historical information for young astronomers.

Trailer produced and animated by Jessica Lanan.

Read more about the book here