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Cover Curiosity: Seeing Double

Something (kinda) old and two somethings new in today’s Cover Curiosity.

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The following covers use the mirror effect in three different ways, yet a similar trio they make.

First up, something (kinda) old:

Strange Happenings by Avi. Published May 2006.

Something new…

The Properties of Water by Hannah Roberts McKinnon. Published October, 2010.

And finally, another something new…

Hex Hall (Book #1) by Rachel Hawkins. Published March 2010

Side by side by side:

The lone figure, the water, the, you know, reflection – it’s a match.

Did I miss any that fit in this group?

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.


  1. The book first light does it too. Great book. Better than when you reach me

  2. Here’s another for you . . . two different legs:

    Sweet 15 by Emily Adler
    The Reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

    • Laura, you read my mind! I’m posting about this mismatched trend tomorrow, and I was going to use Sweet 15 – thanks for pointing out Moxie Roosevelt as well – I’ll add that in.

  3. I seem to recall one with a modern girl and then reflected in the water the same girl in Ancient Egyptian clothing. One of those 90’s time travel books, I can’t remember the title.