Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Narnia Covers

I watched the Voyage of the Dawn Treader Narnia movie last week. It's been a long time since I read that series, and I couldn't quite tell which scenes were true to the book. Some things seemed familiar, but some things didn't. It made me realize I only have the faintest memory of those books.

I do remember my favorite thing about the Chronicles of Narnia. It wasn't the characters, or the adventures, or C.S. Lewis' writing style, or the Sunday School agenda. Nope, I barely remember that stuff. What I do remember are the paperback covers.

The 70's ones.

The psychedelic ones, where it looked like Narnia was just a few blocks from Yellow Submarine's Pepperland. I spent a lot of happy hours staring at those covers. So, for fun, I'm going to see if I can draw them from memory--it's been at least 20 years since I've seen them. I won't look the originals up (I'm sure they are just a Google search away.) Afterwards, I'll post the real covers and we can compare and contrast. Just for kicks, I'll see what I can remember from the actual books themselves too.

Tomorrow, I'll start with The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.


Q said...

I am so excited! I shall refrain from the impulse to google.

Chris said...

This is going to be fun.
Nice banner at the top. I'm glad you are going to keep up the blog. Good luck with all the deadlines!

Opaleyz said...

heh, yes--Q's thoughts exactly :)

edith said...

I still have some of my original scholastic copies! Those were funky covers, weren't they? I had a hard time moving on when it was time to replace our set. But at least the new ones still have the same internal illustrations.
I should introduce you to the cover illustrations from our Let's Pretend vinyl record series that we grew up with. You'd love them!

Meredith said...

But I want to google! I want to see if they're right!

Will Strong said...

Now that's a fun idea.