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Covering the Newbery (#19): Daniel Boone

Every Monday (save for the Mondays when I don’t) I’m attempting to redo the cover of every book that has won the Newbery Award. Bring on the 1940s!

1940: Daniel Boone by James Daugherty

Original Cover:

My Redo:

Side by Side:

Verdict: I don’t mind the tree ring motif, but it’s hard to outdo the original on this one.

Read Previous Covering the Newbery Posts:

1939: Thimble Summer

1938: White Stag

1937: Roller Skates

1936: Caddie Woodlawn

1935: Dobry

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: “50 Year Tree Section Illustration”

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, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Tracy Moore says:

    I’ll be interested to see future Monday covers! Fun idea! I do like the sawed tree motif. (I am a Youth Services Librarian in WI.)

  2. Love this one!