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Monday, January 16, 2017

InkRipples and Being Thankful

#InkRipplesBlogBanner#InkRipples is a monthly meme created by Kai StrandMary Waibel, and Katie L. Carroll. We post on the first Monday of every month with a new topic. We’re all authors, but you don’t have to be to participate.
The idea of #InkRipples is to toss a word, idea, image, whatever into the inkwell and see what kind of ripples it makes. We provide the topics and will be blogging about them on the first Monday of the month. You can spread your own ripples by blogging about the topic any day of the month that fits your schedule, just be sure to include links back to the three of us please (KatieKai, and Mary).
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I've decided to take part in this meme, maybe not every month, but as often as I can or as long as the topic is something to which I can contribute. It's nice that there aren't any rules.

This month's theme is covers. Ooooo, so wonderfully broad and open.

Since I write for children, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite covers from my childhood.

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After I read Call of the Wild, I was hooked on wolf-dog stories. No simpering Lassie for me. Though written in 1914, the adventures of Kazan the Wolf Dog has held up well. It has garnered a strong 4 stars on Goodreads.

The Secret Garden


Of all the covers that have graced The Secret Garden, this one is my favorite.  Everything is there: sunlight bathing Mary as she cautiously opens the door, and the robin watching. One wonders what she sees and if she'll step through.



This isn't a colorful cover by any means, and not much is happening. But who is that boy, why does he have a pickax, and what is that strange and frightening creature at his side? 
(Could it be Curdie and Lina?)










This is a republished copy of the cover of the book I had. The title was set differently, in a graceful scroll. Still, everything about this cover makes me feel all warm and cozy and safe. That's me.











Of course, I can't leave without sharing these.
Adrienne Saldivar's wonderful covers still delight me.



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Being Thankful
Today I'm thankful for, what else, book covers!

What are you thankful for? Do you have a favorite childhood book cover? I still have two of the first four books shown. Can you guess which ones they are?

25 comments:

  1. Some old fashioned book covers there.
    My guess - you still have the first and the third book.

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    1. I'll let you know which books I still have later in the week!

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  2. Yes, these covers do look old-fashioned. I like your bright ones much better than the older ones.

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    1. I agree. Today's covers are much different!

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  3. Hello Bish, book covers are some of my favourite things as are the books they protect, and I’m thankful for them too. I love all the covers you shared here including yours. Barbara x
    PS Is Alex right about the first and third book?

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  4. Hi Bish - your covers for your books are just perfect. While the ones you've shown give us an idea of how publishing was ... The Children's Voices - that looks a book full of delights and safety as read ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks! While I do like the covers of the older books, I think I like mine better.

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  5. Isn't it interesting to see how covers have changed over the years. I really like yours.

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    1. Indeed, covers for children's books have come a long way. Thanks for liking mine!

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  6. I still have my Danny Meadow Mouse book and it had the cutest cover.

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    1. That's a book I'm not familiar with. (With which I'm not familiar!) :D

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  7. I love The Secret Garden. I have a copy with a soft, velvet cover. I plan to read it this year. :)

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    1. Oooo, a soft velvet cover. Interesting. I haven't read it in a long time, maybe it's time.

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  8. The Secret Garden cover has always pulled me in because it hints at magic and mystery. Love so many different book covers. There are so many different styles that appeal to me. :)
    ~Jess

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  9. The Secret Garden is one of the best books ever written. A thought provoking book for children (and grown ups too) is Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.

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    1. I agree about both books. Most excellent!

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  10. I do love book covers! The Secret Garden one made me remember the feeling of reading that book for the first time--it spoke to me deeply and that cover evokes that feeling so well!

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    1. There are so many different covers for the book. I wish I'd thought to look up the artist because he/she capture the essence so well.

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  11. You've shared some great covers today! Yours included, Bish!

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  12. Love your covers Bish. I do love the old fashioned covers too. I love my copy of Heidi. A treasure.

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    1. Thanks for the compliment, Denise. I remember a Heidi book my sister and I had from the 50's-60s. If I recall correctly it was a pretty typical cover of a barefoot girl in the Alps. I think that's why I liked the story. She went around barefoot, like me.

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  13. I truly love your book covers. I'm especially drawn to The Bowl and the Stone.

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