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Postby glumPuddle » 01 May 2007, 17:57

What do you all think of the new book covers, coming this July?

http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/H ... IES_042407

I mostly like them. I think this is the 4th time Jewel has been on the cover of LB. I wonder why that is.
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Postby A#minor » 01 May 2007, 22:17

Hey, I love them! Thanks for pointing that out, GlumPuddle!
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Postby Guest » 03 May 2007, 17:27

At first I thought the covers a bit childish, as if they were drawn for children's books. Then I remembered they are children's books.

I wish there were larger pictures. I'd like to see what's reflected in that silver apple.

The picture of Reep and Eustace on VDT is my favorite, with the horse race on HHB a close second.

Not crazy about the LB cover since Jewel is not really a major character in the story.

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Postby Lirenel » 04 May 2007, 03:57

I think mostly people just like unicorns.
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Postby Guest » 04 May 2007, 12:45

Yes, as I was thinking about this last night, it hit me how appealing it would be to 12 year old girls.

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Postby A#minor » 04 May 2007, 13:15

I must admit to being a member of a little "Unicorn Club" with my sister and neighbor friends at the age of 12. We had regular meetings in our clubhouse(an old, cleaned-up henhouse) and everything.
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Postby Rosie Cotton » 05 May 2007, 20:57

I love the girls burying their faces in Aslan's mane on LWW. That is the experience I love most in the book.
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Postby glumPuddle » 06 May 2007, 01:59

I like how the girls are drawn on LWW...but Aslan has an expression of stone, haha. Honestly, I thought he was supposed to be dead at first. Then I saw his mane.
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Postby Rosie Cotton » 09 May 2007, 22:00

Yeah, Aslan's expression is a bit vacant, unfortunately -- hard to get that perfect.
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Postby Messenger_of_Eden » 10 May 2007, 17:22

I like them although I think they should have put more of an exotic ornate flair to them--like rich, intricately woven borders or something. They are a little too plain, though easy on the eyes and enjoyable to look at in general. I do think the Eustace-dragon is a little Eragon-ish and should have been made a little different. He's too cute--the dragon inspired fear in the men at first sight, therefore he should have been more fearsome--with a very sad expression, not cute and non-threatening with a sad expression. Altogether though, I like them more than many sets of covers!! I wish they would let us zoom in and get a closer look!
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Postby loeee » 10 May 2007, 20:07

I like them.

If you follow links to info about the artist you can zoom in on some of them (not TMN though).

They are still in the wrong order. :angry:
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Postby Reep » 15 May 2007, 00:47

glumPuddle wrote:What do you all think of the new book covers, coming this July? I mostly like them. I think this is the 4th time Jewel has been on the cover of LB.

Thank you; I mostly like them too. But how would one ever know "whether this is the 4th time or not"? Is there, maybe, a website devoted to ALL the covers of C.S. Lewis' books?
I feel quite sure it must exist and once I spent quite a while trying to find it but the closest I came to was only this 1947-2007 list of his books in Dutch: http://www.solcon.nl/arendsmilde/cslewis/cslnlcover.htm

I especially like the covers of their second (1976) and of their last edition (except The Lion).
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Postby carol » 15 May 2007, 05:52

Haven't we had a thread about all the covers? Or was that so long ago that we no longer have it?
(was it..... back on the Old Forums, before this format?)
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Postby Stanley Anderson » 15 May 2007, 12:39

carol wrote:Haven't we had a thread about all the covers? Or was that so long ago that we no longer have it?
(was it..... back on the Old Forums, before this format?)


A more interesting question might be "is there a thread topic we haven't had before?:-)

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Postby Sven » 15 May 2007, 19:19

It was a loong time ago. There's a pretty good current thread with pics of most of the covers over on Narniaweb.
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