Cover Controversy: Marcelo in the Spiderwick Chronicles
As well reported at Jacket Knack, silhouettes are a cover trend on the rise. The following pair of covers both sport silhouettes, but with a couple additional elements that strengthen the correlation. Letâ€™s take a look at the first cover:
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork.
And now, the counterpart:
The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Completely Fantastical Edition by Holly Black & Toni DiTerlizzi.
Side by side:
The low title, nighttime setting, the trees, and the lights (which are stars on the Marcello cover, but faeries (I’m assuming) on Spiderwick) give these two a similar feel, donâ€™t you think?
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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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