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Covering the Newbery (#76): The View from Saturday

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1997: The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg

Original Cover:

My Re-do:

Side by Side:

Up next week: Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse

(Source image: “Box Boys and Gals” by kissabug http://flic.kr/p/6VpS3h)

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. LOVE this book so much that I’m afraid that I have to go with the original cover. I just can’t picture it any other way!!

  2. I really like your take on this one! It expresses the multiple viewpoints so well. Plus I was never a fan of the “cups of tea” cover. I wish I could tell those two kids at the bottom to stop looking so surly, though! ;-)

  3. I really love your redone! Thanks Travis!