Covering the Newbery (#27): The Twenty-One Balloons
Most of the older Newbery-winning covers are in need of an update, but I’m not so sure about today’s candidate needs much help…
1948: The Twenty-One Balloons by William PÃ¨ne du Bois
Side by Side:
Verdict: Yep, it’s pretty tough to beat the original here. The blog New Cover did a pretty bang up job of it, though. Your thoughts?
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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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