Covering the Newbery (#63): Dear Mr. Henshaw
Sure it’s easy to crack wise with The Story of Mankind and it’s ages-old cover. Just giving any sort of modern spin would be an improvement. Now we’re getting into books that ain’t so ancient. Today, for example, is the beloved Dear Mr. Henshaw, complete with iconic Paul O. Zelinsky cover. It is with books like this that I think my mission to redo the cover of every Newbery winner is a fools game. For that reason, I had to go in a completely different direction this time out. I’ll go ahead and ask for forgiveness now.
1984: Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary
Side by Side:
Up next week: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
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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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