Magic Tree House Book Series

Original Paintings

Salvatore Murdocca

Opens Thu Mar 7, 6-8pm

On view March 7-28, 2024

XOJ Gallery

With over 100 titles and 143 million books sold, the time-traveling adventures of Jack and Annie are a global phenomenon, and for anyone who grew up on them, the stories are inseparable from Salvatore Murdocca’s delightful illustrations. Relive the magic with a collection of his original sketches in all their vivid detail.

An icon in his field, Murdocca says, “It is the job of the illustrator to satisfy the requirements of the author, the publisher, and, most importantly, the young reader. This entails the rendering of a cover that is in essence a small poster that is both appealing, and a continuing source of reference and reflection.”