Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Vintage book covers

These are two of my favorite book covers ever! I've been collecting vintage books,  especially Young Adult ones, because the cover artwork is always so amazing. I read Jean and Johnny in 7th grade, and totally related to the shy, bespectacled heroine. Of course, Beverly Cleary was one of my most beloved authors growing up, and I remember being so happy to find her in the Junior High library. I adored Beezus and Ramona, Henry and Ribsy, Henry Huggins, Otis Spofford, and all the books about the kids in their neighborhood. Ramona was my absolute all time favorite story book girl...does anyone remember the description of her art teacher and the class? She was so difficult, and I just couldn't get enough of her & her sister. Jean and Johnny was published in 1959, and The Luckiest Girl was published in 1958. I guess I kind of was hoping I looked like Jean on the cover....I had the same harlequin glasses...until my mother insisted I get contacts.


  1. I love these covers.
    I am reproducing one of them on a post of mine, crediting to your post of course.
    Awesome work there.

  2. I hope you don't mind. I'm using the Jean and Johnny cover on a review of the book on my blog. I'm leaving credit.