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Covering the Newbery (#8): The Trumpeter of Krakow

Every Monday (save for the Mondays where I don’t) I’ll try my hand at giving each and every Newbery Medal-winning book a new cover, beginning from the beginning. Today’s installment of Covering the Newbery bring the 20s to a close. Is it with a bang – or with a whimper? Let’s find out…

1929: The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly

Early Cover:

My Redo:

Side by Side:

Verdict: Hmm – decent start, but it might be a bit too plain. What do you say?

Read Previous Covering the Newbery Posts:

1928: Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon

1927: Smoky, the Cowhorse by Will James

1926: Shen of the Sea by Arthur Bowie Chrisman

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: “Trompette – corps”http://www.flickr.com/photos/eusebius/3784674572/)

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 scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. I love it! I might go for a colored background instead of white though. Maybe the same color teal from the castle in the original cover?

  2. Love the crazy fonts, but I wish you could see more of the trumpets.


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