Covering the Newbery (#40): Island of the Blue Dolphins
A story problem:
As of today there are 90 Newbery-winning books. My plan is to give each one a new cover. This is my 40th Covering the Newbery post. How many more posts will I need to complete the project?
Aw, man – I’m not even half way?! I better get crackin’.
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1961: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Side by Side:
Verdict: I think it’s hard to beat an actual human on the cover of a book, but my attempt might be a draw for the dolphin lovers out there.
Up next week: The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
(Source Image: “Dolphin Song” http://flic.kr/p/5S1iMM)
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 email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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