Friday Face Off: ‘And I Jack, The Pumpkin King’!

The Friday Face off is a weekly meme hosted by Books by Proxy and the official rules can be found here.  This is a fun way to feature your favorite book covers and show off your favorite edition!


‘And I Jack, The Pumpkin King’! – a cover for Halloween

This week’s pick is The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving.

THE WINNER IS:

cover-sleepy-hollow3

For a book with over 600 editions listed on Goodreads, there sure are some hideous covers. This is my favorite overall and it’s a tie-in edition for the movie featuring Johnny Depp from like, the 90s which was actually a good movie. The cover on the far right is my second favorite because it features the stereotypical pumpkin-head toting Prussian and I like the font. I’m just going to close my eyes and pretend the others don’t exist. As a side note, this is one of my favorite Halloween movies/stories…

scooby

Of course, Scooby Doo and the gang had to face off against ol’ pumpkin head. This legitimately terrified me as a wee child, but I’ve never liked scary stuff.

depp

The Sleepy Hollow movie (mentioned above) was also super creepy, but mostly ended up being about a witchy woman in the end. He strikes an imposing figure sans head, huh? Also, what a majestic horse.

ichabod

An even more classic version- Disney produced a surprisingly terrifying version of the horseman and Ichabod really shouldn’t have stood a chance. Did you know this was narrated by Bing Crosby?

 

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