Covering the Newbery (#5): Shen of the Sea
If there’s anything I know to be true, it’s the old adage “A year of good fortune begins with a reimagined Newbery-winning book cover”. Or something like that. Today I continue my mission of re-jacketing every Newbery winner.
1926: Shen of the Sea: Chinese Stories for Children by Arthur Bowie Chrisman, illustrated by Else Hasselriis
Side by side:
Verdict: Well, the redo certainly freshens things up a bit. My question for you is this: hand or no hand?
Read Previous Covering the Newbery Posts:
1925: Tales from Silver Lands by Charles J. Finger
1924: The Dark Frigate by Charles Boardman Hawes
1923: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
1922: The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
(Source Image: Ring a Day 24/365 http://www.flickr.com/photos/metalriot/4300732805/in/photostream/)
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 email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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