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  1. I was not sure if you’re marketing to an adult audience, a YA audience, or perhaps both. I created proofs for both, and some that will work with either, in my opinion.
  2. I used the eagle motif because the line in the book, “He imagines himself to be a bird-an eagle-soaring high above the camp…” really created a visual with me.
  3. The barbed wire is a visual reference to the Dachau Concentration Camp.
  4. The shadow of the two boys with packs or gear on their arms and backs, is of course referencing Buster and Wolfie and the jamboree.
  5. I used a bit of the actual flag from the trip that was in the PDF. The resolution doesn’t look too bad to me. I’m not sure if the author is the photographer, or not, so permissions might be required. I can push that image up a bit to hide the emblem even more, or add a bit of ivy over it.
  6. I used a red band behind the text in cover #1 as a reference to the red arm bands.
  7. The musical notes are a reference to the violinist, but it was difficult to create a cover that featured a photo of a violin without it becoming the main feature.