Book covers have always intrigued me by their power. They can make you want to read a book. Or they can make you not want to read a book. Granted most of the time, I encourage people to not judge a book by its cover, but just for fun I thought it would be cool to air some judgements...hence this week's weekly geeks question.
You might be interested in reading my post, "What's In A Cover" (about Gone With The Wind) and "BTT: Judging A Book By Its Cover" (about The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe).
This time I'm going to go with another classic--one of my favorite books. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.
The first one I'm highlighting is the Puffin Classics edition which released in September 2008. Even though I own several copies, it tempts me because I so love Lauren Child's art.
The art from this one comes from Lauren Bishop. It is for the UK re-release of Anne of Green Gables. She's also done the cover for the UK release of Before Green Gables. So my guess is that both of these would be newish covers (2008-2009ish)
A cutesy-2008 cover
Here is another cover from 2008, this one published by Random House. It is interesting to see an Anne not in braids, isn't it. But I don't think her hair is quite carrot enough.
Here is one from 2001...it seems a bit strange to me...it's not that it's bad...it just doesn't say Anne to me...
Other covers, older covers...
I did find a great website that has tons of book covers for each of the books.
Some of these have been more attractive than others...but I think the hands-down winner for worst cover is...
What say you????
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