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?
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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