Tuesday, June 5, 2012

New Famous Five Covers

As it's the Crime Writers' Association's Crime Writing Month I'm going to focus on some crime titles this month (I did a similar thing last year for National Crime Writing Week).

The first five of the Famous Five books by Enid Blyton have been given spiffing new covers courtesy of some famous illustrators. From Booktrust:

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Enid Blyton's much-loved Famous Five series, five of the most illustrious children's illustrators of today have teamed up with Hodder Children's Books to present new special anniversary covers for the first five adventures in the series.

Former Children's Laureate Quentin Blake, and celebrated fellow illustrators Helen Oxenbury, Emma Chichester Clark, Oliver Jeffers and Chris Riddell have all offered up their own spin on Enid Blyton's classic characters - Julian, Dick, George, Anne, and of course, Timmy the dog.

Which is your favourite?

1 comment:

  1. I like the one where they are on the boat. I loved these books when I was young & am sure they had a lot to do with my lifelong love of crime fiction (as well as Sherlock Holmes, another early love - useful short-story format for the young reader!).