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Friday Face Off: Longboat

This is a weekly meme created by Books by Proxy, but currently run by Lynn’s Book Blog.

“‘Odin, Odin, send the wind to turn the tide.”

This weeks theme:  A cover featuring a longboat.

My Choice: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Soooo the boats on the cover probably aren’t actually longboats, but its close enough!


HarperCollins 2003 | HarperCollins 2004 | Scholastic 2012 | Orchard 2003

Scholastic 1990 | Turtleback 2004 | Dtv 1995 | Steck-Vaughn 1998

Recorded Books 1992 | Santillana 2011 | Mondadori 1993 | Lions 1993

Unknown | EMC 1999 | Editorial Galaxia 2006 | Hayykitap 2009

Castoro 2015 | Tien-Wei 1998| Editorial Bambu  | Flammarion 1994

Carlsen 1998 | Xiao Lu Wen 2009 | Collins Educational 1992 | Kaiseisha 2010

Least Favorites:

I really like the ship in the middle picture, but the random girl floating above it just ruins it!


The left cover is the one I read when I was in Middle School.  I don’t remember much about the book, but I remember that I liked it a lot!

Charlotte 10

Which is your favorite? Do you agree with my choice? Let me know in the comments!!

31 thoughts on “Friday Face Off: Longboat

  1. I think this is a wonderful looking book – and so long as it accurately reflects the content of the book – the Lion 1993 cover is my favourite. I love the way the young girl is surrounded by a very unsavoury-looking crew… A boat is such a cramped, claustrophobic environment, especially during dirty weather or when a boat becomes lost.

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  2. I don’t think I know of any covers with a longboat specifically, so I’d say this is good enough lol. Wow, there are so many here! That floating face kinda makes it look like a textbook? My fave is Kaiseisha 2010, though idk if it suits the book. I do like the one you chose too!

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    1. Haha thanks 😀 And it totally does make it look like a textbook! 😂 Maybe that is why I disliked it so much! I think the Kaiseisha 2010 fits the story but I couldn’t get over the depth perception being off, it looks like the boat is up and down.


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