Madelyne's cover (Marx Dormoy)
Cover by Madelyne.
The document I’m going to talk to you about is a cover made by myself for Doris Lessing’s book, the fifth child. The plot is the story of Harriet and David, a British couple who have four children but when the fifth child arrived, he destroys the family and then full of problems coming.
In the foreground there are two teddies which are lying on the floor contrary to the other teddy in the background which looks them. The photo has pale colors and some stripes like an old photo. At the top we can see the title of the book in child handwriting like the name of the author at the back; moreover the setting must be a blackboard.
This cover remembers us the school period and focus on children universe. The teddies on the floor can represent Harriet and Ben: she holds and protects her son from her family who hate him because of his difference. So the four teddies symbolize Ben’s brothers and sisters. In conclusion, I choose to make this cover with teddies and blackboard because, in my opinion, the aim of the fifth child it’s the discrimination of a little boy, so I try to show that in my cover.
Tags: cover, child, teddies, madelyne, fifth
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