The Germans are NOT fooling around

I’d been wondering what the deal was with the German edition of Deadweather and Sunrise, because I hadn’t heard anything about it in the more than two years since the rights sold to the lovely people at Carlsen. 9782021089677

Which is a pretty long time–I mean, the French rights didn’t sell until almost a year after that, and Le Trésor des Okalus has been available in fine French bookstores (and hopefully the less fine ones, too) for a couple of months now.

The lack of news from Germany was actually starting to worry me. Not to engage in cultural stereotyping, but you wouldn’t ordinarily think the Germans would take second place to the French in the speed-and-efficiency department.

Turns out I shouldn’t have worried. Apparently, Carlsen just needed the extra time to get a running start at the truly Teutonic levels of Sturm and Drang that are going on with this cover: German cover

Seriously! Right? I mean, if covers could talk…

Hey, let’s imagine they can. Here’s what I’m figuring is on their minds:

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Spanish cover: Wheeee! What an adventure!

 

 

 

 

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French cover: Ah, bonjour! Let us bake a cake!

 

 

 

German cover

 

 

 

German cover: YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.

 

 

 

Dreckswetter und Morgenröte won’t be out until October 2nd — which is probably a good thing, because it’s going to take a while for the schoolchildren of Germany to prepare themselves for the onslaught.

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4 Responses to The Germans are NOT fooling around

  1. I LOVE these! What cultural differences …you have perfect captions that capture the spirit of each cover.I’m putting this on FB.

  2. Ha! It definitely makes an impact :) It’s pretty darn cool to see all those covers. I’ve been meaning to stop by your website because I just finished New Lands (I won an ARC on Akoss’s blog~ you did an interview there not too long ago). After reading the interview, I got Deadweather and Sunrise and I emailed Akoss to thank her and tell her that I’d found a new favorite MG author. After reading New Lands, I feel the same way :) The Chronicles of Egg have everything I love about MG, so thanks for writing such fun adventures full of characters with heart!

  3. Geoff says:

    Thanks, Jessica! Glad you’re enjoying the series.

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