Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Wrath of the Grinning Ghost

Published in 1999 by Dial Books for Young Readers, The Wrath of the Grinning Ghost by Brad Strickland features one of the least stimulating wrap around dust jackets in the John Bellairs series. While completely appropriate for this title, I have never cared for the dust jacket design for this book.

I have the original artwork for the frontis illustration in my collection. The image features a fantastic map with sea monsters and flowers with faces - the flowers are reminiscent of some very early illustration work by Mr. Gorey for books by John Ciardi.

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