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Covering the Newbery (#75): The Midwife’s Apprentice

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1996: The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman

Original Cover:

My Re-do:

Side by Side:

Up next week: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

(Source image: “Sometimes I feel like a painter” by hans s http://flic.kr/p/KLHv8)

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. YES!!! The new cover is much better! The first cover has a very creepy feel to it.