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Covering the Newbery (#34) The Wheel on the School

Maurice Sendak is the illustrator of our Newbery cover this week. While I’m tempted to throw in the towel, eat some Chex Mix, and skip this one on account of the fact that Maurice Sendak doesn’t need some punk “updating” his cover, the Chex Mix just ran out. So…

1955: The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong

Original Cover:

My Redo:

Side by Side:

Verdict: Sendak wins. Moving on…

Up next week: Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham

Click here to read previous Covering the Newbery posts.

(Source Image: “Black-necked Stork” http://flic.kr/p/7HQtPH)

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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.