Covering the Newbery (#22): Adam of the Road
In my quest to give every Newbery-winning book a new cover, I hit books that could really use an update (*cough* Invincible Louisa *cough*) and others that really have a good thing going. Today is the latter, with a nice cover illustration by Robert Lawson (he who illustrated Ferdinand the Bull, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, and Caldecott-winning They Were Strong and Good, as well as author of many books including Newbery winner Rabbit Hill). But redo it I must, so let’s get to it.
1943: Adam of the Road by Elizabeth Janet Gray; illustrated byÂ Robert Lawson
Side by Side:
Verdict: Lawson’s the man. Your thoughts?
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(Source image: “Walkin’ Greenâ€ http://www.flickr.com/photos/buriednexttoyou/3987267891/in/photostream/)
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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