Sunday, August 31, 2014
Allan Kass creates a simple cover of our couple in front of a fireplace sharing an embrace. It's a poignant scene and one filled with love. Note the use of color all through the picture that makes our couple stand out and the fireplace glow.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Allan Kass shows our couple at a duel and it's interesting to see our heroine there since by tradition women weren't allowed at duels. I like the look that the hero gives her and his combatant looks fierce. It's a great scene and I hope you enjoy.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Allan Kass gives us a typical cover of high school teens. Our heroine clearly has a choice between the two guys behind her. Note the detail and the African American boy in the background. It's a great cover and story.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
This is a suitably scary cover by Allan Kass with the heroine teen walking through a field of scarecrows and one about to grab her! It's closer to the adult gothic covers with only the heroine and the ubiquitous mansion with a glowing light inside!
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Allan Kass shows our teens entering the cave which is sufficiently mysterious to see! Our heroine carries a lit candle while an older teen watches from behind. We see a spooky mansion outside in the moonlight. I like the heroine's overalls and cute bob haircut.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Allan Kass shows our teens as they watch someone climb the rock wall. We see the hotel in the background and a beautiful view beyond. My copy, unfortunately, has a tear over the water but it doesn't take away from the beauty of Allan's work.
Monday, August 25, 2014
We get a glimpse of the Caribbean in this cover by Allan Kass. Our heroine spies on a pirate while she leans against a brightly blue house! I like the iron decoration and the houseplant details.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
This cover by Allan Kass has an oriental flavor as we see our teens spying on the samurai warrior with the figure, the statue, and our heroine's outfit! Allan's children are always great to see because he has the ability to make them age appropriate in both face, expression, and size. I hope you enjoy these covers.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Allan Kass does a great job illustrating teens. I'm surprised that he didn't get more jobs after seeing all of these covers. I like this book with the kids sleuthing at the cave and the menacing house sitting behind them. Note that he signs this book with his initials.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Allan Kass creates a scary cover for this photo with the menacing figure behind the teens who are out late at night sleuthing. I like the use of turquoise and the 70's feel of the clothing.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates two teens digging for the treasure in an eerie spot. I like the action pose of the cover and the expressions on the their faces as they check to see if someone is coming. There is an urgency that Kass gets across to the reader that they need to find the treasure and quickly!
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Allan Kass shows our young couple watching a dancing lady on the lawn of a dark mansion. I like the Victorian mansion and the feeling of space as you see the grounds. Our couple are dressed warmly for evening sleuthing with jackets and jeans. It's cute that they're holding hands because that seems to give evidence that they care for each other. I also like the gleaming green glow that Allan uses on this cover which echoes the title!
Monday, August 4, 2014
Allan Kass illustrates our kids from the back as they sit in a tree and watch the house for clues. I like that he felt secure enough to only give us a profile of the girl and none of the boy! The house has some grand Victorian details. It's a great, imaginative cover that I hope you enjoy!
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Allan Kass was an avid skier, so he must have enjoyed illustrating this cover! We see the siblings on skis as they look down at a mansion with a mysterious person walking away from it. I like the snow covered tree next to them and their chunky coats and hats. Great cover!
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Allan Kass shows our young people near a mysterious castle and ripe for adventure. I like all of the purple shades and the relatively few details of this cover. As always, Allan's people illustrations are correct and to scale.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Allan Kass shows our two siblings near some Grecian ruins and digging for clues. They look as if they've been startled by someone or excited at their find. I like that the children look enough alike to be siblings and are dressed casually. It's a neat cover and I like Allan's detail with the ruins.