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?
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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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