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Covering the Newbery (#10): The Cat Who Went to Heaven

The cover redo-a-thon continues. Starting at the beginning and working my way up to today, I’m giving every Newbery-winning book a cover makeover. On to our current candidate…

1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth

Original Cover:

My Redo:

Side by Side:

Verdict: I don’t mind this one too much. Cat could be a bit bigger, I think. Your opinions?

Read Previous Covering the Newbery Posts:

1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

1929: The Trumpeter of Krakow

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: “Cat “http://www.flickr.com/photos/83513840@N00/27306288″”)

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 think if the cat were bigger, that this is close to a perfect cover for the book.

  2. I am really enjoying your re-covers. I think this one is an out of the park home run!


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