Unfortunate Covers (#12)
For the uninitiated:
An Unfortunate Cover occurs when a less than appealing cover is wrapped around excellent and/or classic book. Take a look at some of the past Unfortunate Cover selections:
Before we do anything else, I have to ask you something:
Q: What do you call a romance novel cover without the woman?
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
Really, picking on an Apple Classics cover is akin to shooting fish in a barrel â€“ these are all showing their age at this point. But this one just stood out. Or I should say reverse stood out.
Not only does the mood and setting look straight outta the romance section of your local used book store, but doesnâ€™t this guy bear a striking resemblance to late 80’s tv star Richard Greico (of 21 Jump Street fame)? Or is it just me?
Covers Week continues tomorrow with a Cover Controversy that will rock the boat. Click here for a full schedule of events.
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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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