As with our first round back in June, the author names and titles have been cleverly edited out of these MG and YA book jackets. Do you have what it takes to identify them anyway?
You get one point for the correct title and another for the correct author. Books span the years from 1959 to 2013, and we use the first hardcover edition whenever possible (and, Lena says, with some exceptions! :)).
Ready? Pick up your pencils and begin!
Scoring system:0-7 points: Time to hit the books and do some extra-hours study.
8-13 points: You’ve earned an E for effort. A few more pop quizzes and you’ll be up to speed.
14-19 points: Go to the head of the class! You get all the stars.
20 points: Good heavens – you must be the teacher!
Answers at the bottom!
Confession, I'm to blame for stripping these beautiful books of their titles & author names, with sincere apologies to book designers everywhere, and Amy deserves the credit for scouting out a fabulous selection of book covers for me to choose from & for introducing our game.
Here's a little more about us and a look at our own book covers stripped of their titles & author names – just for fun.AMY BUTLER GREENFIELD was on her way to a history PhD when she gave into temptation and became a novelist. She loves music, romantic adventure, alternate history, and twisty plots, which explains how she came to write her first YA novel, Chantress (McElderry/S&S, May 2013).
LENA GOLDFINCH writes young adult fantasy with a healthy dose of "sigh-worthy" romance. In her creative heart, she loves travelling to all sorts of exciting places, past and present, a perk of making things up for a living. Her upcoming release, HAUNTING JOY: a ghostly little story, makes its first spectral appearance on October 20,2013.
- A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (2003)
- Redwall by Brian Jacques (1986)
- The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (2005, 1996)
- The Rescuers by Margery Sharp (1959)
- Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (2012)
- Texting the Underworld by Ellen Booraem (2013)
- The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (1961)
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (2005)
- Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt (1975)
- The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause (1990)