‘And I, Jack, The Pumpkin King’

Posted On 28 October 2016

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Here we are again with the Friday Face Off meme created by Books by Proxy .   This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favourite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme (list below) choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below. This week’s theme:

28th October – ‘And I, Jack, The Pumpkin King’! – a cover for Halloween

I admit I was a bit stuck on this one for a moment – I’m sure there are plenty of Halloween themed covers out there but they just wouldn’t come to mind!  Probably because I had pumpkins on the brain.  And then this one occurred to me.  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving.  Believe me when I say there are a lot of covers for this book.  A.  LOT.  Below is a tiny selection:


And the winner:


Which is your favourite??

If you fancy joining in with the FFO the themes for the next few weeks are below.  

4th November – Nomad is an island – a cover with a wanderer

11th November -Falling off the rails – a cover with train tracks

18th November – The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day – a cover with stormy weather

25th November – As old as the hills?? – A cover with mountains

2nd December – Oranges and lemons say the bells of St Clements – A cover with fruit

9th December – Soul Meets Soul on Lovers’ Lips – a cover with lips

16 December – Give a Girl the Right Shoes and she can conquor the world – a cover with shoes

23rd December – The first noel… – a cover with angels

30th December –  Ho ho ho! To the bottle I go… – a cover with drink


14 Responses to “‘And I, Jack, The Pumpkin King’”

  1. sjhigbee

    This is a fabulous selection, Lynn:)). You and Drew have both done fantastically well this week. Me… less so. And I also agree with your favourite – the black and white outline makes it arresting and creepy at the same time without too much cluttering it up. With horror, I often think less is more.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Definitely agree with the ‘less is more’ statement. Funnily enough this week I was going to go with Bradbury – like Drew – and then changed my mind at the last minute (it was a different book though).
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    This was a really good choice for Halloween, until you mentioned it, I had forgotten about this book! So many covers…

    • @lynnsbooks

      This was my second choice – I was originally thinking Bradbury but then this popped into my head (well, actually, I caught a snippet of the film on tv and thought I’d go and check out the covers and they were perfect). I read the book many years ago but wouldn’t mind a reread.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The first cover in the third row looks particularly weird: I don’t know if it’s because of the stark coloring – black and pumpkin yellow – but it projects an aura of… danger.
    Great choices!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – there were so many covers for this one – I was quite spoilt for choice.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek

    Totally agree with your choice on the cover.😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    Great choice for this theme – I have sadly never read the book, but I found the film with Johnny Depp very amusing 🙂 You weren’t kidding about a lot of covers! I agree with your winning cover because its simple but striking.

    • @lynnsbooks

      There were so many covers – but you tend to find that with classics – I could have doubled and tripled my choices
      Lynn 😀

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Great choice of book and favorite pick. That’s probably my favorite one too. By the way, that yellow one in the third row creeps me out big time!

  7. Zezee

    I agree with your choice. I like the silhouette effect there.

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