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Covering the Newbery (#29): The Door in the Wall

Every Newbery-winning book gets a new cover, one week at a time. Ladies and gentlemen, the 50s have arrived…

1950: The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli

Original Cover:

My Redo:

Side by Side:

Verdict: Hard to pull off the “inanimate object cover”, especially for kids.

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(Source image: “Què hi ha darrera una porta tancada? // What’s There Behind a Closed Door?” http://www.flickr.com/photos/danisarda/3057705570/)

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.