Covering the Newbery (#3): The Dark Frigate
I will go to long lengths for kicks. Case in point: I’m redesigning the cover of every Newbery winning book, starting in 1922 and working my way up to today. I’ll post the results on Mondays. Click here to read my self-imposed rules for the project.
Let’s see how things turn out today…
1924: The Dark Frigate by Charles Boardman Hawes
Side by side:
Verdict: The new cover is certainly very dark, and very frigate-y. What do you think?
Read previous Covering the Newbery Posts:
1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
1922: The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
(Source Image: ‘Ghost sHip’ http://www.flickr.com/photos/30874567@N03/3427920940)
Filed under: Covering the Newbery, Covers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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