Cover Curiosity: It’s Gettin’ Dusty
Hereâ€™s the question I asked myself. If you have two book covers that share a similar theme/layout/tone, is it true controversy? Nay.
Therefore Iâ€™m calling these instances â€œCover Curiositiesâ€ from here on out. Iâ€™ll save â€œcontroversyâ€ for cases where it truly applies. Now, on to the booksâ€¦
You know you have an adventure on your hands when stuff starts blowing around. Two recent book covers have embraced this fact to set the mood:
The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, #1) by Rick Riordan.
And to complete the pairâ€¦
The Brimstone Key (Grey Griffins: The Clockwork Chronicles #1) by Derek Benz J.S. Lewis.
Side by side:
The male and female protagonists looking skyward, the ominous clouds, the earth-tone color palate â€“ they seem cut from the same cloth, right?
Any others that fit in this group?
Filed under: Cover Curiosity, Covers
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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