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Covering the Newbery (#80): A Year Down Yonder

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2001: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

Original Cover:

My Re-do:

Side by Side:

Up next week: A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

(Source image: “Nepal (10) – 26Sep10, Bardia (Nepal)” by philippe leroyer

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. Much improved! I’ve always hated that old cover!