This is my weekly post where I choose to appreciate a book for its cover art or overall design – to me, a well-designed book is like a piece of art. We all judge book covers to some extent. Personally, it’s usually a title/cover combination that pulls me in when I’m browsing in a bookstore. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I have purchased special editions of books, or multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers (looking at you, Penguin!) wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!
I scored this lovely edition from Book Outlet for a couple bucks – I couldn’t resist. I was pleasantly surprised to find it has thick, glossy pages. I knew it was illustrated, but it was also nice to see just how many there were and that there are some line illustrations as well as full-color ones. It’s published by Fall River Classics, 2014, ISBN: 9781454910978.