Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Girl in pigtails times four (now six!)

This particular pig-tailed girl with the windblown hair is so firmly associated in my mind with The Way the Crow Flies by Ann-Marie MacDonald that I was very surprised to find her also on the cover of A Sweet Obscurity by Patrick Gale and then again on the cover for the Italian translation of Floating in My Mother’s Palm by Ursula Hegi. The fourth cover, for A Far Country by Daniel Mason, features a different little girl, but the image is nevertheless very similar.




Edited to add:

Here are two more: My Soul to Keep by Melanie Wells and T’es pas ma mère (which literally means You’re Not My Mother) by Prune Berge (originally posted in this “similar covers” post).

14 comments:

  1. Wow! That is sure something...I loved The Way the Crow Flies by the way.

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  2. The first three are all the same. Thanks Avis. Please stop by my blog later on I have an award for you.

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  3. I've never heard of any of these so I would have never found all those covers. I love these features and am amazed at how many images get reused.

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  4. I'm always amazed when you can connect covers like that. My eyes just aren't sharp enough.

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  5. Are you sure A Far Country is a different little girl? She looks the same to me her hair is just not braided. Good eye though! I don't think the copy I read of The Way the Crow Flies had that particular cover.

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  6. I wonder what the authors think when this happen. I think I would be kind of disappointed!

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  7. Wow, if I were one of those four writers I think I'd be a little bit annoyed that the cover of my book wasn't all that original.

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  8. Not two, not three but four!! Eagle Eye Avis!!

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  9. Whoo, it's really a bit late to be responding to these comments, isn't it! Thank you, everybody, for commenting.

    Ladytink, I don't know, I'm still not 100% convinced it's the same girl, but maybe it is!

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