Oh Boy. Google day has come at last. This was fun. The real images brought back a lot of memories. Let's grade my memories!
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Woops! There is no lamppost, the kids are inside the wardrobe and there is a castle I missed. But look how much they look like the Beatles. C+
Prince Caspian: I think I nailed this one. Check the evil mustache. And the shield with a spike (wrong person though.) And I got the composition reversed. A-
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: How could I miss that fantastic sea monster? I'm so ashamed. This one is also reversed. I did get the crow's nest, and the spike and beard on the dragon. B-
The Silver Chair: Reversed again! Aside from that...A-
The Horse and His Boy: Oh boy. This one stumped me. F
The Magician's Nephew: I think this one is my best remembered cover. A
The Last Battle: Not bad. I missed the kids and the color scheme. But I got the stars right! B
I hope you've enjoyed this trip down memory lane.
The original cover artist is named Roger Hane. He did these covers for Macmillan-Collier in 1970. The sad part is, he died four years later, during a botched mugging in Central Park. He was only 36. How's that for ending on a sad note. I give him the honorary title of, "Favorite Cover Artist of my Childhood."
A brand new thing starts tomorrow.