Cover Makeover 2016 – Week 1

For those of you that know me, you know I love a good challenge and one of my favourites last year was the PhotoRehab101 Cover Makeover ran by Desley & Lucile. I was so sad when they decided not to run it again this year (due to other commitments) …………but they asked Me if perhaps I could take the reins! I have never really run a challenge like this, so I hope I can do them both proud. I decided to start with a new Cover MakeOver badge, for a new year. So here goes…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Every week I will announce a new Book Cover, Movie Poster or CD/Album Cover and you can all get truly creative and post your own version. Of course I am only too happy to take suggestions, so suggest away. And don’t forget to tag your post with #CoverMakeOver. Everyone was so creative last year, it was truly amazing and a lot of fun.

Every Thursday, I will run a post featuring all the wonderful and different versions. I will then I announce the new subject matter for the week ahead.

OK so our first offering for 2016 is (Drumroll please)…

Storm Boy – Colin Thiele

Storm Boy is a Classic Australian children’s book by Colin Thiele about a boy and his pelican. The book concentrates on the relationships he has with his father, the pelican, and an outcast Aboriginal man called Fingerbone. It has long been considered an Australian Classic, although perhaps in 2016 a bit dated, it was written in 1964.

Synopsis – Storm Boy likes to wander alone along the fierce deserted coast among the dunes that face out into the Southern Ocean. After a pelican mother is shot, Storm Boy rescues the three chicks, and nurses them back to health. He names them Mr Proud, Mr Ponder and Mr Percival. After he releases them, his favourite, Mr Percival, returns. The story then concentrates on the conflict between his lifestyle and the externally imposed requirement for him to attend a school, and the fate of the pelican.

You can Re Cover either the Book or the Movie or combine them together.Don’t forget to Ping back to this page and Tag your post #CoverMakeOver so I can find them. I do hope you all hop on board, even though Desley and Lucile are no longer hosting this challenge, I am sure they will drop by every now and then and hopefully join in as well. I will post a new challenge, and the new covers every Thursday.

Finally, here is my version of Storm Boy, with Mr Percival.

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