Thursday, January 31, 2008

Author Jack Gantos/Book Covers

Jack Gantos is the wonderful author of the Joey Pigza series. He has written a number of other books as well including the Jack Henry series and the Rotten Ralph books. He has a terrific website which I encourage you to visit:

The primary illustrator of the Joey Pigza books is Beata Szpura. (She illustrated all of the harcover editions). Check her out at


Other illustrators have contributed different covers for some of the paperback editions, including Brian Selznick (this years Caldecott winner for The Invention of Hugo Cabret)who illustrated this paperback version of Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key.

Here is another paperback version by Cliff Nielsen. Which is your favorite cover?

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