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Covering the Newbery (#19): Daniel Boone

Every Monday (save for the Mondays when I don’t) I’m attempting to redo the cover of every book that has won the Newbery Award. Bring on the 1940s!

1940: Daniel Boone by James Daugherty

Original Cover:

My Redo:

Side by Side:

Verdict: I don’t mind the tree ring motif, but it’s hard to outdo the original on this one.

Read Previous Covering the Newbery Posts:

1939: Thimble Summer

1938: White Stag

1937: Roller Skates

1936: Caddie Woodlawn

1935: Dobry

1934: Invincible Louisa

1933: Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze

1932: Waterless Mountain

1931: The Cat Who Went to Heaven

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: “50 Year Tree Section Illustration” http://www.flickr.com/photos/evrtstudio/4037170469/)

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. Tracy Moore says:

    I’ll be interested to see future Monday covers! Fun idea! I do like the sawed tree motif. (I am a Youth Services Librarian in WI.)

  2. Love this one!