This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. 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 wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!
I forget how this edition came to my library…but it’s great. I love the art style on the cover and on the inside it’s semi-annotated, giving children some vocabulary words and their meanings. It’s from 1970, published by Classic Publishing Corporation, as part of the Education Classics Library, and it’s unabridged!