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Covering the Newbery (#37): Rifles for Watie

We’re back on the Covering the Newbery wagon. Each week I attempt to redo the cover of a Newbery winner. Every Newbery winner. This is going to take a while.

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1958: Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith

Original Cover:

My Redo:

Side by Side:

Verdict: This one was difficult. I’m not sure my statue treatment is doing the trick.

Up next week: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

(Source Image: “The Youth” http://flic.kr/p/79kMpD)

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.