Here they come. Down the Street. You can hear. Their little feet.

tripods2014 Here they come. Down the Street. You can hear. Their little feet.The Tripods, which we discussed a few weeks ago, are back in a new edition. I’m not sure how I feel about the covers. The original U.S. covers have a spooky coolness to them while the latest iteration is more literal. But there have been two or three (how does one count these?) generations of kids since the mid-1960s, and who knows what those covers say to ten-year-olds today? Google images for “Christopher tripods cover art” to see an array of changing tastes.

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Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.

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