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Covering the Newbery (#80): A Year Down Yonder

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2001: A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

Original Cover:

My Re-do:

Side by Side:

Up next week: A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

(Source image: “Nepal (10) – 26Sep10, Bardia (Nepal)” by philippe leroyer http://flic.kr/p/bYuzp1)

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. Much improved! I’ve always hated that old cover!