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Covering the Newbery (#21): The Matchlock Gun

After a few weeks with nary a Newbery recoverification to be seen, it’s back to the design grindstone (designstone?) today with…

1942: The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds

Early Cover:

Matchlock Gun Covering the Newbery (#21): The Matchlock Gun

My Redo:

Cover The Matchlock Gun Covering the Newbery (#21): The Matchlock Gun

Side by Side:

Matchlock Gun 239x300 Covering the Newbery (#21): The Matchlock GunCover The Matchlock Gun 203x300 Covering the Newbery (#21): The Matchlock Gun

Verdict: My redo brings things up to date a bit, but as I know nothing about matchlock guns, I’m sure the weapon on my cover isn’t the height of accuracy. What say you?

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(Source image: “mosin nagant bolt-action rifle” http://www.flickr.com/photos/mad_house_photography/4400615547/)

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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.

Comments

  1. Brenda Kahn says:

    Love, love, love that new cover! It screams “pick me up!” to those boys, you know the ones…

    bk

  2. dnmadventures says:

    Only problem is the new on is not a matchlock. In fact, the gun on the cover would not have thought possible when matchlocks where around.

    • Travis says:

      Yeah, I was pretty certain the one on my cover wasn’t the correct type. Since I’m using creative commons licensed pictures from Flickr, the choices are a bit limited. Maybe we can just pretend it’s a matchlock? No? Oh, alright.

  3. Abby says:

    Yeah, a real matchlock picture would be nice. They’re interesting-looking weapons. From about the middle of the scroll on the Pitt Rivers Museum blog: http://bit.ly/cJ7oLs

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