Private: Baby Pi

Yann Martel’s U.S. publisher is reissuing the Booker prize-winning Life Of Pi with a new jacket design designed to make the book appeal to teenagers:

The American adult edition has a stylized cover showing a lifeboat seen from overhead with a curled up figure of a boy and an elongated tiger on board, floating on blue, shark-infested waters, while the new teen edition shows the boat and its two occupants from a side view. Absent from the new cover is the stamp announcing the book is a Booker prize winner — no need to suggest this is serious stuff.

(Via Bookninja.)