Covering the Newbery (#6): Smoky, the Cowhorse
After a holidays and ALA Midwinter induced hiatus, Covering the Newbery is back up and running. The basics? I’m redoing the cover of every Newbery Medal-winning book, beginning with The Story of Mankind and working up to today. Uh, this little project is going to take a while. My rules are these:
- The image I use must be Creative Commons-licensed for editing from the website Flickrcc.
- I use Picnik to put it all together.
Let’s see how things turn out today.
1927: Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James
Side by side:
Verdict: Well, black and white tends to be a tough sell, but I like the overall look. What say you?
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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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