Unfortunate Covers (#11)
Sometimes a cover doesn’t match the tone of the book it’s wrapped around. Such is the case of our most recent Unfortunate Cover candidate:
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The world’s most listless treasure hunt. I feel like the artist was working with some models who weren’t that into it.
Cover Artist: “Alright, we need some action here. Bend forward a bit, and you, boy, robotically raise your arm like you’re moving.”
“Okay guys, Treasure Island is a ripping adventure story. Show me an expression like you’re just about to find a chest full of gold!”
Click the links below to read previous Unfortunate Covers posts:
#1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10.
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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 email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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