Haven't posted for a while, but that's because I've been working on a book! Front cover, illustrations, everything. Couldn't post anything until the work was released!
It's "The Last Akaway" by Gary Karton. If you're in to Harry Potter-age literature (kids? Young adult? Juvenile fiction? Hard to keep track what each sub-genre is called), I definitely recommend the book (I can say that because my work on it is completely done, so I'm unbiased at this point).
I did like the story a lot - not a requirement to do illustrations, but definitely made it more enjoyable to work on!