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A 6-year-old guesses the plots of classic novels based on their covers

Jul 23, 2012 By Abraham

If you ask a recent Kindergarten graduate what she thinks famous novels are about based strictly on their cover designs, what kind of answers will you get? In this case, the answer is fantastic ones.

Here are just a few from blogger Sunny Chanel’s daughter. Check out Chanel’s post for lots more…

 The Great Gatsby

I think it’s a book about a haunted theme park and it stars a magical magic guy and he’s good and evil and he’s trying to get rid of the ghosts. And I think at the end, since it’s haunted by a ghost, he tried to make the park go on fire and it did.

Animal Farm

It looks like a book for kids. I think it’s about a donkey and a pig that do not like each other and they both live on a farm for animals. The same farm. It looks like it would be a funny book with a good really nice ending.

Jane Eyre

This is about a girl that goes mining. I don’t know why, but she looks like she would go mining, mining for gold.

The Catcher in the Rye

It doesn’t really have a story. The cover is weird. It doesn’t give you like any clue to what it is about on the cover, like other books do.

On the Road

I think it’s about a car. A car that goes to Mexico, Indonesia and other places. It’s about a car that goes on all sorts of adventures. The guy on the cover is a teen, he likes to drive people places a lot. And he’s French.

A Clockwork Orange

It’s about a person who is a robot, a very colorful robot. He’s pretty fancy for a robot.

Wuthering Heights

It looks weird. I think this must be a book about a tree. I would not read a book about just a tree. And it looks like it’s a sad tree too since it has no friends.

(via This Isn’t Happiness)


  1. India says:

    A car that can drive from Mexico to Indonesia is one that I’d want! lol I don’t think I knew anything of Indonesia at age six..

  2. Nix says:

    The Animal Farm one is made of sweet, delicious irony…the 1954 animated adaptation, having fallen into public domain, is still sold as a kids’ movie in dollar stores and Wal-Marts.

    I like the summary of “The Great Gatsby,” though. In a strange way, he

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