This weekend marks the birthday of LILLIPUT written by Sam Gayton, published by Peachtree Publishers!

A thrilling sequel to Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, this mid-grade novel is certain to capture young readers, introducing them to the fantasy genre while paying homage to a beloved classic. It was so much fun creating the cover and interior illustrations. I immediately fell in love with main character Lily’s brave spirit, and was swept away by the 18th-century London setting, from the buckled shoes to haunting rooftops. My gratitude goes out to Sam for his inspiring words, and to Stephanie Fretwell-Hill and Nicola Simmonds Carmack for their support with art direction and design.

For those of you in the NYC area, Sam will be at the Bank Street Library (5th floor, Salon #2) on Friday August 7 from 5:00-6:30 PM to discuss Lilliput! For more details, visit:


Here is a sneak peek of a few of the many exciting scenes in LILLIPUT. (For an inside look into the process of creating the illustrations, check out my recent post for Peachtree’s Publishers.)

©Alice Ratterree
from “Lilliput”, by Sam Gayton
©Alice Ratterree
from “Lilliput” by Sam Gayton
©Alice Ratterree
from “Lilliput” by Sam Gayton

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