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Cover Curiosity: It’s a Drag (on)

In the world of similar-looking book covers, we have the separated at birth clones, and we have the “hey, you look like your sister” resemblances. Today, I bring forth an example of the latter.

First cover…

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

And the second…

Ancient, Strange, and Lovely by Susan Fletcher

Side by side:

While there are certainly some differences in type and color, the connection still comes through.

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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.


  1. I always felt weird about the cover for the James Owen book Here There Be Dragons. He’s so alphabetically close to Paolini in the alphabet, and it’s not really a dragon-centric book. And then the second book in the series has a red dragon, just like the Paolini series!