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Covering the Newbery (#14): Dobry

1935: Dobry by Monica Shannon

Early Cover:

My Redo:

Side by Side:

Verdict: I don’t mind this one. It connects, in an abstract way, with the story of a peasant boy who aspires to be a sculptor. It does, however, fall into the current silhouette craze. Points deducted.

Read Previous Covering the Newbery Posts:

1934: Invincible Louisa

1933: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

1932: Waterless Mountain

1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven


1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

1929: The Trumpeter of Krakow

1928: Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon

1927: Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James

1926: Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman

1925: Tales from Silver Lands by Charles J. Finger

1924: The Dark Frigate by Charles Boardman Hawes

1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

1922: The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon

(Source Image: “Memories of Hope in the Age of Disposability” http://www.flickr.com/photos/truthout/5143411575/)

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.