Book One: Winterhouse

Below is the cover of Winterhouse, which–as with all the artwork in Winterhouse–was done by the fabulous Chloe Bristol.  If you’d like to see more of her work, go here.  All of the illustrations you’ll see below are by Chloe, of course, and exist under copyright of Chloe Bristol/Christy Ottaviano Books/Macmillan.

Here is the overview of Winterhouse that can be found on the back of the book itself:

“Orphan Elizabeth Somers’s malevolent aunt and uncle ship her off to the ominous Winterhouse Hotel, owned by the peculiar Norbridge Falls. Upon arrival, Elizabeth quickly discovers that Winterhouse has many charms―most notably its massive library. It’s not long before she locates a magical book of puzzles that will unlock a mystery involving Norbridge and his sinister family. But the deeper she delves into the hotel’s secrets, the more Elizabeth starts to realize that she is somehow connected to Winterhouse. As fate would have it, Elizabeth is the only person who can break the hotel’s curse and solve the mystery. But will it be at the cost of losing the people she has come to care for, and even Winterhouse itself?”

The main character in the book is Elizabeth Somers, and she looks like this (in this picture she is receiving some unpleasant news from her aunt and uncle):


Here’s another picture of Elizabeth (this is when she first sets out to explore the Winterhouse library):


This is a picture of Elizabeth with Norbridge Falls, the man who runs the Winterhouse Hotel:

Here is a picture of the Winterhouse lobby:

And here is Elizabeth with her new friend, Freddy Knox–he is a great inventor, so this picture shows his workshop:


Here we see Elizabeth and Freddy becoming intrigued by a mysterious coded message they notice in a painting in Winterhouse’s portrait gallery:


And here we find Elizabeth and Freddy out for some late-night skiing, though danger may be closer than they imagine: