Unfortunate Covers (#18)
When a good book is wrapped in a less-than-good jacket, we like to call that an Unfortunate Cover. I was walking by the fiction section in my 3rd and 4th grade school today when I saw this:
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks
*Shoe heels screeching to a halt*
This is what I like to call “severely dated”. Side note – this might sound odd, but doesn’t it seem like kids on the covers of books published in the 70s and 80s wore a lot of sweaters?
While most libraries have a more modern cover, I’m guessing there’s still a few sporting this early model.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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