Richard Dick W. Kraemer
Dyslexic Dick is a true autobiography of a boy growing up in a small town in upstate New York that starts in the mid 1960s. Dick unaware of his dyslexia goes through his young life thinking that stupidity is the cause of his illiteracy. After a series of psychological testing his parents discover that Dick is dyslexic, but decided to keep it a secret from him and the rest of the family. The reasons for the learning disability concealment by his parents was that there was not a cure, the psychologist said he would grow out of it, and because his younger sister was determined to be mentally retarded at the time. In order to hide his shortcomings Dick becomes a loner and defiant. During his lifes journey as a juvenile, Dick experiences many exciting adventures to adulthood. This story often humorous, sometimes dramatic and emotional reveals the struggle of a boy as he reaches the threshold of manhood.
Trim size: 6" x 9",
Page count: 425,
Interior type: Black and White,
Page color: Cream,
Spine width: 1.063"
Who are your readers?
Target first - Dyslexic Adults, any gender, of all generations.
Target second- All Adults, any gender, of all generations.
What 3 things would you like to communicate to your readers with this design?
1st Dyslexia in children, forms many defensive personality traits to hide their disability and isolate themselves. So the image of a boy (11 to 17 years old) LONER , this is important. Note that the boy image is not required to to be close up, but a far off image of a male person perceived to be a boy .
2nd The story takes place in a small town in rural upstate New York. The setting will be on a country highway with many mountains, trees, brush, and without buildings, cars, or people, this is Important. This will portray that there is no help available if he gets in trouble.
3rd The season setting will be autumn the trees and brush, will be in full peak colors. Although, the image will be with limited light, either a cloudy day, or sunrise or sunset, this is important. This will portray the story as a happy, exciting, adventurous, and emotional journey.
Style and Content
What colors do you want to see in your design?
What colors do you NOT want to see in your design?
Just dont make the design dismal looking.
Describe the style(s) you like (traditional, modern, etc.)
Im open to anything attention getting. But no Script.
What content must be included in your design?
As per above requirements, and the following:
Title of the Book on the top of the cover:
Dyslexic Dick in white lettering, but displayed in the reverse image.
Directly below the title: A reflective or shadow image of the title in black.
On the bottom part of the cover the subtitle in White:
True Adventures of My World
Below the subtitle the author in white: By Richard Dick W. Kraemer
On the back cover the same Cover image on the front, plus Author Comments (word .doc) attached to project.
In addition, I attached a 6 X 9 book cover template in .pdf format to the project. For the final product delivery. REQUIRED
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