Bonjour à tous !
Welcome to this third French Friday, written from my little Parisian flat! It's a grey day today in Paris, and on monday I'll be leaving the city for a month, visiting family and friends in the south west of France, organizing an exhibition and performing the play I've been acting in for a year now. A busy month, which will probably won't help me participating in NaNoWriMo... I'll give it a try though!
Like Audrey from Brizmus Blogs Books, I tend not to be a fan of French covers' adaptations in general. They are often basic, simple and when it comes to children's books they often look a little too 'childish' to me. I am not fond of these Harry Potter covers, but I think they've got a little something. I think the covers of book 1, 2 and 3 are a little simple and not very exciting, and Harry's eyes creep me out a bit... Covers 4 and 5 are also not very representative of the books in my opinion, but I read an interview of the illustrator in which he says that he wasn't allowed to read the books (so that the story remained secret) and wasn't aware of the plot except the main themes, so that explains it ! I love the last two covers though, especially the one for the last book. It really catches Harry's loneliness and I love the colors. What do you think ?
And I'd also like to show you the French cover for Graceling by Kristin Cashore. That was a big deception for me, I love the original so much !
You can check out Audrey's blog at Brizmus Blogs Books for her French Friday participation !
A la semaine prochaine !