Covering the Newbery (#70): Maniac Magee
I firmly believe a person can only look at so many Flickr search results pages before going insane. I met that threshold this time out and so:
1. I am now insane.
2. I resorted to something I’ve never done before – I made my own drawing. Here goes…
1991: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Side by Side:
Verdict: I wanted Cobble’s Knot, so the knot we have. Although it sort of looks like a multicolored hairball.
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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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