The cover for Sarah V Lewis’ book “The Rabbits” was designed by Adela Lewis. The house featured in the cover picture is taken from the public domain photograph “Gingerbread House Essex CT” by Gregoryj77 at en.wikipedia – Originally from en.wikipedia; description page is/was here. Original uploader was Gregoryj77 at en.wikipedia. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gingerbread_House_Essex_CT.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Gingerbread_House_Essex_CT.jpg
The cover art was created using Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter Essentials. The yard featured in the original photograph “Gingerbread House Essex CT” was redesigned. The road was removed and the yard expanded. A pathway was drawn in using photoshop tools. The shrubbery in the front of the house was enhanced with wild grasses and white flowers. Flowers and shrubs and trees were added to create what is meant to represent the yard of the character Mrs. Allison where the rabbits trespass for the purpose of playing in her lush green lawn and eating her flowers.
The use of the image “Gingerbread House Essex CT” assumes the accuracy of the public domain license as represented on wikipedia.org