Posted by Mary on November 24, 1997 at 05:56:50:
In Reply to: Re: Cover Query posted by Terence McManus on November 24, 1997 at 01:02:21:
Thanks for the response. I have spent a great deal of time trying to figure
out which charcacters are portrayed on the covers of my Red Fox books. Swallows
and Amazons (Swallows and Amazons), Swallowdale (Swallows), Winter Holiday (the D's),
Big Six (the D and G's), Missee Lee (John and Roger), and Picts and Martyrs (the D's)
are easily determined. However, the rest of the covers either have indecipherable charcacters
or events which make them difficult to comprehend. I think Roger's hair keeps changing colour,and
Dick may or may not have his glasses on depending on which cover is examined.
Its very frustrating! Perhaps different illustraters were used for each cover. I too have
never had a problem with Ransome's own work. His illustrations convey the essence and personality
of each character and as such are so much simpler to interpret.
Swallows and Amazons for EVER!
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