To the left is my book cover collage of the entire Trixie Belden series:
Golden Press #1-34 (oval) and #35-39 (square).
The center image is from the Whitman hard cover cameo format of
#12 Mystery of the Blinking Eye (my favourite story).
If you are interested in seeing (larger) pictures of the Trixie Belden series formats
(dust jacket, cellophane/glossy, cameo, deluxe, plain, oval, square)
there is a link further down on this page.
Most of the tidbits here are less general, more on the trivia side,
so it is assumed you already have a basic knowledge of the series.
All information contains book and page number references.
Each have been taken from Golden Press paperback formats:
#1-34 (oval) and #35-39 (square).
If the subject is mentioned again, that reference will follow in brackets by (book-page).
Trixie Belden RE-ISSUES
The series was reissued by Random House, starting in 2003.
You saw a sneak peak of the new covers for issues 1 & 2 right here,
on October 30, 2002. The artwork is by Michael Koelsch,
a veteran illustrator of young adult book covers.
The cover illustrations were painted from photoshoots with models,
based on the look the art director of the publishing house wanted to take.
June 26, 2003 - I picked up my copies of the first two books today.
I thought I would have to special order them,
but when I went into McNally Robinson (a great local book store) on Monday to do so,
the lady in the children's section told me they knew about the re-issue and
that they had already been ordered.
On Tuesday they phoned to say the books were in stock.
My books were published
"simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto."
I was disappointed to find out they are cellophane "glossies."
On the left is the artwork for cover #5
and on the right, the published cover. At the time I received a copy of the
artwork (July 31, 2003), there are still "some minor changes on this one
(i.e. fixing the clubhouse to look more
like the old drawings in the book, etc.) but it's close to finish."
October 14, 2004 - Book numbers 8 and 9 are published, but I thought you might
like to see the original artwork. As well, here is the
artwork for numbers 12 and 13.
Click on either of the pictures to take you to to the larger
versions of all 4 images.