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Vote for the Best (Worst?) Unfortunate Cover

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”

– John Quincy Adams

In what might be the most irresponsible application of this noble exercise in recent memory, I now implore you to browse the gallery of Unfortunate Covers below and vote for the best (or worst, if you prefer).

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#1: Superfudge

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#2: Boy

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#3: Bridge to Terabithia

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#4: Danny, the Champion of the World

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#5: Ramona Forever

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#6: Dancing Carl

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#7: The Tower Treasure

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#8: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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#9: On My Honor

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#10: Old Yeller

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#11: Treasure Island

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#12: Robinson Crusoe

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

Comments

  1. Not only does the Danny, The Champion of the World cover not capture the book, it looks like “Hey, little boy… want to see the inside of my gypsy caravan?” Creepy.

  2. Scope Notes says:

    Haha – I can definitely see that. An unfortunate cover indeed.

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