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Covering the Newbery (#62): Dicey’s Song

We continue the march toward modern day, redoing the cover of every Newbery-winning book along the way.

1983: Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt

Original Cover:

My Redo:

Side by Side:

Verdict: A bit monotone, but an interesting change. The issue is short hair to long – that’s a problem.

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Up next week: Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

(Source image “Climbers” http://flic.kr/p/bnbgc7)

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. This “re-do” is quietly stunning, can’t take my eyes off it!