Thursday, May 16, 2013

Island of the Blue Dolphins - cover

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell was one of my favorite books when I was a kid. In general I loved (and still love) stories about people being stranded on islands.

For my perspective class, I had to create five finished illustrations for a story. Somehow Island of the Blue Dolphins popped into my head. I read it in about a week, and it was still as fresh and engrossing as the first time I read it. I highly recommend it.

Anyway, this is my idea for the cover. I'm not a graphic designer, but I still enjoy putting type on my book cover designs. It helps me imagine them on the shelves of a bookstore.

Do you know of any other good books about people being stranded on islands, besides Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson? Please tell me, I need more!


  1. They're not exactly stranded, but Kurt Vonnegut's "Cat's Cradle" involves an island! And it's an awesome book. I really like the book cover, Kelley. Great job!


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