Ye Olde Scope Notes: Cover Controversy
(Waving a rickety old cane in the air) I’m not naming any names, but it appears that the author of this here web log thinks it’s pretty fascinatin’ when he finds two book covers that resemble each other, as if he just invented the latest in automatic garment laundering devices! Well dust jacket contention is nothing new, friends. Allow me the honor of showing you what I mean. Here are a couple covers previously presented in one of them dreadful “Unfortunate Covers” features:
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
And now the similar one:
The Kipling Reader by Rudyard Kipling.
These all have what the artistic types call “perspective” going on. Don’t let the author of this web log fool you – there is nothing new under the sun, folks. Also, the original Beverly Hills 90210 is far superior to the new version.
Filed under: Cover Curiosity
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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