Covering the Newbery (#16) Roller Skates
After a brief Spring Break hiatus, my weekly attempt at Newbery spruce-ification continues. 73 to go.
Seventy three Newbery covers on the wall, seventy three Newbery covers…
1937: Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer
Side by Side:
Verdict: A nice update, but I’m not sure the kid appeal is there.
Read Previous Covering the Newbery Posts:
1933: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze
1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven
1930: Hitty, Her First Hundred Years
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: “Memories of Hope in the Age of Disposability” http://www.flickr.com/photos/truthout/5143411575/)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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