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Covering the Newbery (#76): The View from Saturday

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1997: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

Original Cover:

My Re-do:

Side by Side:

Up next week: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

(Source image: “Box Boys and Gals” by kissabug

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. LOVE this book so much that I’m afraid that I have to go with the original cover. I just can’t picture it any other way!!

  2. I really like your take on this one! It expresses the multiple viewpoints so well. Plus I was never a fan of the “cups of tea” cover. I wish I could tell those two kids at the bottom to stop looking so surly, though! ;-)

  3. I really love your redone! Thanks Travis!