This cover-conversation started on the yalsa-bk listserv when Joy shared the cover the teen created. This morning (reading the yalsa-bk discussion via digest), I read Lucy's email with the Australian cover. She said that basketball isn't big in Australia, so, she didn't think a cover with a basketball would work there.
Doing a search in Google images, it looks like this cover is also the one used in New Zealand. I'm wondering if it is available anywhere in the U.S.?
Notice, too, the comment from Neil Gaiman? It says "I have no doubt that in a year or so it'll be winning awards and being banned."
In my search of covers, I also found a couple of others. This one, with the white background, is the copy I got. It is the cover used on the ARC (advanced reader copy):
This one is for the audio book:
This one, I gather, is the collector's edition. The website with this cover says it is "beautifully designed with a nifty new look that includes a foil-stamped, die-cut slipcase and 4-color interior art."
And here's a page of that 4-color interior art:
Interesting all around...
Update, 7:20 CST, June 9, 2011
I sent out a request, asking colleagues to point me to additional covers. Thanks, Alison in the UK, for these from Amazon!
The editors for this version are Gunthild Porteous-Schwier and Ingrid Becker-Ross.
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