I always think it's so interesting and fun to see how publishers in different countries choose to change the covers of books. I snapped a few photos (I would have more, but the rest of my family was begging me to get on with it) to post. These are from a bookstore in Basel (or is it Basle? I saw it spelled both ways) in Switzerland.
First, we have The Hunger Games in German. I really really like these covers. They are definitely in competition with the American covers. And the blood dripping off the leaves on the first is so creepy but so great. Plus I love the translation.
|The Hunger Games|
Direct Translation: The Tributes of Panem
I actually saw tons of Cornelia Funke in multiple bookstores. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure she writes all her books in German first, and then translates them into the English versions.
|Inkheart & Inkspell|
|Harry Potter 1-6|
|Harry Potter 1-6 Box Set|
|The Tales of Beedle the Bard|
|Harry Potter 7|
|Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex|
|The Warlock (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)|
|The Bartimeus Books|
|A whole shelf of Matched!|
(Couldn't find a copy of Catching Fire, sorry!)
So, thoughts on all the different covers?
It's great to be back. Until later,