Newbery Medal
Owned by the UMD Library with Abstract

The Newbery Award is named in honor of John Newbery, an 18th Century publisher known as "the Father of Children's Literature." The award is given annually to the author of "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children," chosen from books published in the United States during the previous year. It is awarded by the American Library Association. The author must be a citizen or resident of the United States. The award information was retrieved from Newbery Medal website. The call numbers for the books owned by the UMD library are provided after the citation.

2014

DiCamillo, Kate. (2013). Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventure. (Illustrated by K.G. Campbell). INTR-FIC D545fl

Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.

2013

Applegate, Katherine. (2012). The one and only Ivan. (Illustrations by Patricia Castelao). New York : Harper. INTR-FIC A648on

When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

2012

Gantos, Jack. (2011). Dead end in Norvelt. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. INTR-FIC G2115de

In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore invovling the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.

2011

Vanderpool, Clare. (2010). Moon over Manifest. New York : Delacorte Press. INTR-FIC V2393mo

Twelve-year-old Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she hopes to find out some things about his past.

2010

Stead, Rebecca. (2009). When you reach me. New York : Wendy Lamb Books. INTR-FIC S799wh 

As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1970s television game show, "The $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.

2009

Gaiman, Neil. (2008). The graveyard book. (Illustrations by Dave McKean). New York : HarperCollins Pub. INTR-FIC 1412gr

An orphaned boy is raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.

2008

Schlitz, Laura Amy. (2007). Good masters! Sweet Ladies! : voices from a medieval village. (Illustrated by Robert Byrd). Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press. 812.6 S344g 

A collection of short one-person plays featuring characters, between ten and fifteen years old, who live in or near a thirteenth-century English manor.

2007

Patron, Susan. (2006). The higher power of Lucky. (Illustrations by Matt Phelan). New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers. INTR-FIC P3145hi 

Fearing that her legal guardian plans to abandon her to return to France, ten-year-old aspiring scientist Lucky Trimble determines to run away while also continuing to seek the Higher Power that will bring stability to her life.

2006

Perkins, Lynne Rae. (2005). Criss cross. New York : Greenwillow Books. INTR-FIC P4495cr

Teenagers in a small town in the 1960s experience new thoughts and feelings, question their identities, connect, and disconnect as they search for the meaning of life and love.

2005

Kadohata, Cynthia. (2004). Kira-kira. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers. INTR-FIC K116ki

Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill.

2004

DiCamillo, Kate. (2003). The tale of Despereaux: being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread. (Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering). Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press. INTR-FIC D5452ta

The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

2003

Avi. (2002). Crispin : the cross of lead. New York : Hyperion Books For Children. INTR-FIC A957cr

Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret.

2002

Park, Linda Sue. (2001). A single shard. New York : Clarion Books. INTR-FIC P2355SI

Tree-ear, a thirteen-year-old orphan in medieval Korea, lives under a bridge in a potters' village, and longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon ceramics himself.

2001

Peck, Richard. (2000). A year down yonder. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers. INTR-FIC P3676YE

During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman.

2000

Curtis, Christopher Paul. (1999). Bud, not Buddy. New York : Delacorte Press. INTR-FIC C978BU

Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.

1999

Sachar, Louis. (1998). Holes. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux. INTR-FIC S1215H

As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

1998

Hesse, Karen. (1997). Out of the dust. New York : Scholastic Press. INTR-FIC H587o

In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression.

1997

Konigsburg, E. L. (1996). The view from Saturday. New York, N.Y. : Atheneum Books for Young Readers. INTR-FIC K82V

Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competition.

1996

Cushman, Karen. (1995). The midwife's apprentice. New York : Clarion Books. INTR-FIC C986M

In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world.

1995

Creech, Sharon. (1994). Walk two moons. New York : HarperCollins. INTR-FIC C913W

After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.

1994

Lowry, Lois. (1993). The giver. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. INTR-FIC L921GI

Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.

1993

Rylant, Cynthia. (1992). Missing May. New York : Orchard Books. INTR-FIC R994MI

After the death of the beloved aunt who has raised her, twelve-year-old Summer and her uncle Ob leave their West Virginia trailer in search of the strength to go on living.

1992

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. (1991). Shiloh. New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC N333SH

When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dog's real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.

1991

Spinelli, Jerry. (1990). Maniac Magee : a novel. Boston : Little, Brown. INTR-FIC S757MA

After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats which awe his contemporaries.

1990

Lowry, Lois. (1989). Number the stars. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co. INTR-FIC L921NU

In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.

1989

Fleischman, Paul. (1988). Joyful noise : poems for two voices. (Illustrated by Eric Beddows). New York : Harper & Row. 811.54 F596j

Fourteen poems , using two voices (alternating or together) offer listeners a look at what insects might think of themselves and their world.

1988

Freedman, Russell. (1987). Lincoln : a photobiography. New York, N.Y. : Clarion Books. 921 L736f

Photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President.

1987

Fleischman, Sid. (1986). The whipping boy. (Illustrations by Peter Sis). New York : Greenwillow Books. INTR-FIC F5966WH

A spoiled prince and a street-wise urchin inadvertently trade places, join forces to outwit zany villains, and discover true friendship.

1986

MacLachlan, Patricia. (1985). Sarah, plain and tall. New York : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC M1615SA

When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.

1985

McKinley, Robin. (1985). The hero and the crown. New York : Greenwillow Books. INTR-FIC M1585HE

Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witch-woman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North.

1984

Cleary, Beverly. (1983). Dear Mr. Henshaw. (Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky). New York : Morrow. INTR-FIC C623DE

In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his parents' divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world.

1983

Voigt, Cynthia. (1982). Dicey's song. New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC V891DI

Now that the four abandoned Tillerman children are settled in with their grandmother, Dicey finds that their new beginnings require love, trust, humor, and courage.

1982

Willard, Nancy. (1981). A visit to William Blake's inn : poems for innocent and experienced travelers. (Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen). New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 811 W6942vi

A collection of poems describing the curious menagerie of guests and residents, human and animal, at William Blake’s inn.

1981

Paterson, Katherine. (1979). Jacob have I loved. New York : Crowell. INTR-FIC P296J

Feeling deprived all her life of schooling, friends, mother, and even her name by her twin sister, Louise finally begins to find her identity.

1980

Blos, Joan W. (1979). A gathering of days : a New England girl's journal, 1830-32 : a novel. New York : Scribner. INTR-FIC B656GA

The journal of a 14-year-old girl, kept the last year she lived on the family farm, records daily events in her small New Hampshire town, her father's remarriage, and the death of her best friend.

1979

Raskin, Ellen. (1978). The Westing game. New York : Dutton. INTR-FIC R225WE

The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

1978

Paterson, Katherine. (1977). Bridge to Terabithia. (Illustrated by Donna Diamond). New York : Crowell. INTR-FIC P296bri

The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.

1977

Taylor, Mildred D. (1976). Roll of thunder, hear my cry. New York : Dial Press. INTR-FIC T2445RO
Taylor, Mildred D. (1991, c1976). Roll of thunder, hear my cry. (Special ed.). New York, New York : Trumpet Club. INTR-FIC T2445ROL

A black family living the South during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand.

1976

Cooper, Susan. (1975). The grey king. (Illustrated by Michael Heslop). New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC C7785gr

A strange boy and dog remind Will Stanton that he is an immortal, whose quest is to find the golden harp which will rouse others from a long slumber in the Welsh hills so they may prepare for the ultimate battle of Light versus Dark.

1975

Hamilton, Virginia. (1974). M.C. Higgins, the great. New York : Macmillan. INTR-FIC H2218M

As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M. C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love.

1974

Fox, Paula. (1973). The slave dancer; a novel. (Illustrations by Eros Keith). Scarsdale, N.Y. : Bradbury Press. INTR-FIC F793S

Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver and his job is to play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo.

1973

George, Jean Craighead. (1972). Julie of the wolves. (Pictures by John Schoenherr). New York : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC G3485JU

While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.

1972

O'Brien, Robert C. (1971). Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH. (Illustrated by Zena Bernstein). New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC O136MI

Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a laboratory made them wise and long lived.

1971

Byars, Betsy Cromer. (1981). The summer of the swans. (Illustrated by Ted CoConis). New York, N.Y. : Puffin Books.
INTR-FIC B9935UM

Byars, Betsy Cromer. (1970). The summer of the swans. (Illustrated by Ted CoConis). New York : Viking Press. INTR-FIC B9935su

A teen-age girl gains new insight into herself and her family when her mentally retarded brother gets lost.

1970

Armstrong, William Howard. (1969). Sounder. (Illustrated by James Barkley). New York : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC A739SOU

Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read and through his relationship with his devoted dog Sounder.

1969

Alexander, Lloyd. (1968). The high king. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston. INTR-FIC A376H

In this fifth and final chronicle of Prydain the forces of good and evil meet in ultimate confrontation.

1968

Konigsburg, E. L. (1967). From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC K82FR
Konigsburg, E. L. (1986, c1967). From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. New York : Aladdin Books. INTR-FIC K82FRO

Claudia and her brother Jamie run away from home and find a place to live in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, then find that they still have a couple of problems to deal with.

1967

Hunt, Irene. (1966). Up a road slowly. (Cover painting by Don Bolognese). Chicago : Follett Pub. Co. INTR-FIC H9414UP

After her mother's death, Julie goes to live with Aunt Cordelia, a spinster schoolteacher, where she experiences many emotions and changes as she grows from seven to eighteen.

1966

Treviño, Elizabeth Borton de. (1965). I, Juan de Pareja. New York : Bell Books. INTR-FIC T8135i

Tells the story of Juan, born a slave but who grew up to be a respected and accomplished artist.

1965

Wojciechowska, Maia. (1964). Shadow of a bull. (Drawings by Alvin Smith). New York : Atheneum. INTR-FIC W8474SH

Manolo Olivar has to make a decision: to follow in his famous father's shadow and become a bullfighter, or to follow his heart and become a doctor.

1964

Neville, Emily Cheney. (1963). It's like this, Cat. (Pictures by Emil Weiss). New York : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC N523IT

A cat, who is rescued from the streets of New York by Dave Mitchell, helps him to understand himself and his family better.

1963

L'Engle, Madeleine. (1962). A wrinkle in time. New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. INTR-FIC L566W

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

1962

Speare, Elizabeth George. (1961). The bronze bow. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. INTR-FIC S7412BR

When the Romans brutally kill Daniel bar Jamin's father, the young Palestinian searches for a leader to drive them out, but comes to realize that love may be a more powerful weapon than hate.

1961

O'Dell, Scott. (1960). Island of the Blue Dolphins. Boston : Houghton Mifflin.  INTR-FIC O236IS

Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.

1960

Krumgold, Joseph. (1959). Onion John. (Illustrated by Symeon Shimin). New York : Crowell. INTR-FIC K945ON

His friendship with the town odd-jobs man, Onion John, causes a conflict between Andy and his father.

1959

Speare, Elizabeth George. (1958). The witch of Blackbird Pond. Boston : Houghton Mifflin. INTR-FIC S7412WI

In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befriends an old woman considered a witch by the community and suddenly finds herself standing trial for witchcraft.

1958

Keith, Harold. (1957). Rifles for Watie. New York : Crowell. INTR-FIC K284RI

The story of Jeff Bussey, a farm boy living in 1861, who joins the Union army and goes on an important mission to discover how Stand Watie and his Confederate Cherokee Rebels are receiving repeating rifles from northern manufacturers.

1957

Sorensen, Virginia Eggertsen. (1956). Miracles on Maple Hill. (Illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush). New York : Harcourt, Brace.
INTR-FIC S7133MI

Marly and her family share many adventures when they move from the city to a farmhouse on Maple Hill.

1956

Latham, Jean Lee. (1955). Carry on, Mr. Bowditch. (Illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave). Boston : Houghton Mifflin.  921 B785L

A fictionalized biography of the mathematician and astronomer who realized his childhood desire to become a ship's captain and authored The American Practical Navigator.

1955

De Jong, Meindert. (1954). The wheel on the school. (Pictures by Maurice Sendak). New York : Harper & Row. INTR-FIC D327WH

Six students in a tiny Dutch sea town engage practically the whole population in an effort to attract storks to nest on the town’s roofs again.

1954

Krumgold, Joseph. (1953). ... and now Miguel.(Illustrated by Jean Charlot). New York : Crowell. INTR-FIC K945AN

Miguel Chavez wants to go with the men to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains -- it's his secret wish and will be his greatest adventure.

1953

Clark, Ann Nolan. (1952). Secret of the Andes. (Drawings by Jean Charlot). New York : Viking Press. INTR-FIC C592SE

An Indian boy who tends llamas in a hidden valley in Peru learns the traditions and secrets of his Inca ancestors.

1952

Estes, Eleanor. (1951). Ginger Pye. New York : Harcourt, Brace. INTR-FIC E794GI
Estes, Eleanor. (2000). Ginger Pye. (1st Harcourt Young Classics ed.). San Diego : Harcourt. INTR-FIC E794GIN

The disappearance of a new puppy named Ginger and the appearance of a mysterious man in a mustard yellow hat bring excitement into the lives of the Pye children.

1951

Yates, Elizabeth. (1950). Amos Fortune, free man. (Illustrated by Nora S. Unwin). New York : Aladdin Books. 921 F745y

The life of the eighteenth-century African prince who, after being captured by slave traders, was brought to Massachusetts where he was a slave until he was able to buy his freedom at the age of sixty.

1950

De Angeli, Marguerite. (1949). The door in the wall. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday. INTR-FIC D281DO

A dramatic story of Robin, crippled son of a great lord, who proves his courage and wins his king's recognition, set against the background of fourteenth century England.

1949

Henry, Marguerite. (1948). King of the Wind. (Illustrated by Wesley Dennis). Chicago : Rand McNally. INTR-FIC H523KI

Follows the adventures of the Arabian stallion brought to England to become one of the founding sires of the Thoroughbred breed and the mute Arab stable boy who tended him with loyalty and devotion all his life.

1948

Du Bois, William Pène. (1947). The twenty-one balloons. New York : The Viking Press. INTR-FIC D816TW

Relates the incredible adventures of Professor William Waterman Sherman who in 1883 sets off in a balloon across the Pacific, survives the volcanic eruption of Krakatoa, and is eventually picked up in the Atlantic.

1947

Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin. (1946). Miss Hickory. (Lithographs by Ruth Gannett). New York : The Vikings Press. INTR-FIC B1543MI

Relates the adventures of a country doll made of an apple-wood twig with a hickory nut for a head.

1946

Lenski, Lois. (1945). Strawberry girl. Philadelphia ; New York : J.B. Lippincott Company. INTR-FIC L573ST

Birdie Boyer's industrious Florida Cracker family makes its living raising strawberries, a fact that infuriates a jealous lazy neighbor, and a feud develops when the neighbors find ways of spoiling the new strawberry beds.

1945

Lawson, Robert. (1944). Rabbit hill. New York : The Viking Press. INTR-FIC L425RA

New folks are coming to live in the Big House. The animals of Rabbit Hill wonder if they will plant a garden and thus be good providers.

1944

Forbes, Esther. (1943). Johnny Tremain; a novel for old & young. (Illustrated by Lynd Ward). Boston : Houghton Mifflin.
INTR-FIC F6926JO

Johnny Tremain is apprenticed to a silversmith until the tragic day when a crucible of molten silver breaks and Johnny's right hand is so burned as to be useless. After a period of despair and humiliation, Johnny becomes a dispatch rider for the Committee of Public Safety, which brings him in touch with Otis, Hancock, John and Samuel Adams, and other Boston patriots, and with all the excitement that lead to the Boston Tea Party. Johnny Tremain lives through two dramatic years of our country's history and we see these real events through the shrewd eyes of an observant boy. .

1943

Vining, Elizabeth Gray. (1942). Adam of the road. (Illustrated by Robert Lawson). New York : Viking Press. INTR-FIC G7787AD

The adventures of eleven-year-old Adam as he travels the open roads of thirteenth-century England searching for his missing father, a minstrel, and his stolen red spaniel, Nick.

1942

Edmonds, Walter Dumaux. (1941). The matchlock gun. (Illustrated by Paul Lantz). New York : Dodd, Mead & Company.
INTR-FIC E248MA

In 1756, during the French and Indian War in upper New York state, ten-year-old Edward is determined to protect his home and family with the ancient, and much too heavy, Spanish gun that his father had given him before leaving home to fight the enemy.

1941

Sperry, Armstrong. (1940). Call it courage. New York : The Macmillan Company. INTR-FIC S751CA

Based on a Polynesian legend, this is the story of a youth who overcomes his fear of the sea and proves his courage to himself and his tribe.

1940

Daugherty, James Henry. (1939). Daniel Boone. New York : Viking Press. 921 B7245d

A biography which demystifies the semi-legendary hero into a rugged historical figure whose daring contributed greatly to the early expansion of America.

1939

Enright, Elizabeth. (1938). Thimble summer. New York; Toronto : Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated. INTR-FIC E597THI 

Garnet is sure a silver thimble she found by the river was full of magic because the whole summer on the farm in Wisconsin has been full of exciting adventures.

1938

Seredy, Kate. (1937). The white stag. New York : The Viking Press. INTR-FIC S483W

Retells the legendary story of the Huns and Magyars' long migration from Asia to Europe where they hope to find a permanent home.

1937

Sawyer, Ruth. (1936). Roller skates. (Illustrations by Valenti Angelo). New York : Viking Press. INTR-FIC S2718RO

Liberated for a year from her parents’ restrictions, ten-year-old Lucinda discovers true freedom in the care of her temporary guardians as she roller skates around the streets of turn-of-the-century New York.

1936

Brink, Carol Ryrie. (1935). Caddie Woodlawn. (Illustrated by Kate Seredy). New York : The Macmillan Company. INTR-FIC B858CAD

Eleven-year-old tomboy, Caddie Woodlawn, has many adventures growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the 1860’s. Based on the author’s maternal grandmother’s experiences.

1935

Shannon, Monica. (1934). Dobry. New York : The Viking Press. INTR-FIC S5285DO

A Bulgarian peasant boy must convince his mother that he is destined to be a sculptor, not a farmer.

1934

Meigs, Cornelia. (1968). Invincible Louisa : the story of the author of Little women. Boston : Little, Brown and Company. 921 A3554mi
Meigs, Cornelia. (1933). The story of the author of Little women: Invincible Louisa. Boston : Little, Brown, and Company.
921 A3554ms

Louisa May Alcott led a fascinating life, full of change and hardship and books.

1933

Lewis, Elizabeth Foreman. (1932). Young Fu of the upper Yangtze. (Illustrated by Kurt Wiese). Philadelphia, Chicago [etc.] : The John C. Winston Company. INTR-FIC L6736YO

In the 1920's a Chinese youth from the country comes to Chungking with his mother where the bustling city offers adventure and his apprenticeship to a coppersmith brings good fortune.

1932

Armer, Laura Adams. (1931). Waterless mountain. (Illustrated by Sidney Armer and Laura Adams Armer). New York, Toronto : Longmans, Green and Co. INTR-FIC A7285WA

Younger Brother, a Navaho Indian boy, undergoes eight years of training in the ancient religion of his people and the practical knowledge of material existence.

1931

Coatsworth, Elizabeth Jane. (1930). The cat who went to heaven. (Illustrated by Lynd Ward). New York : Macmillan.
INTR-FIC C6523CA

A little cat comes to the home of a poor Japanese artist and, by humility and devotion, brings him good fortune, and illustrates the mercy and compassion of Buddhism.

1930

Field, Rachel. (1957). Hitty, her first hundred years. (Illustrations by Dorothy P. Lathrop). New York : Macmillan. INTR-FIC F453HIT
Field, Rachel. (1929). Hitty, her first hundred years. (Illustrations by Dorothy Pulis Lathrop). New York : Macmillan. INTR-FIC F453HI

Hitty, a doll of real character carved from a block of mountain ash, tells a story of the different places and people that she encounters during her first hundred years.

1929

Kelly, Eric Philbrook. (1928). The trumpeter of Krakow, a tale of the fifteenth century. New York : The Macmillan Company.
INTR-FIC K296TR

A Polish family in the Middle Ages guards a great secret treasure and a boy's memory of an earlier trumpeter of Krakow makes it possible for him to save his father.

1928

Mukerji, Dhan Gopal. (1927). Gay-Neck, the story of a pigeon. (Illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff). New York : E.P. Dutton & Co.
INTR-FIC M9538GA

Tells the story of Gay-Neck , a carrier pigeon raised and trained by an Indian boy in Calcutta. Gay-Neck flew messages for the Allies in France during World War I.

1927

James, Will. (1926). Smoky, the cowhorse. New York : Scribner. INTR-FIC J299SM

The experiences of a mouse-colored horse from his birth in the wild, through his capture by humans and his work in the rodeo and on the range, to his eventual old age.

1926

Chrisman, Arthur Bowie. (1925). Shen of the sea; a book for children. (Illustrated by Else Hasselriis) . New York : E.P. Dutton & Company. INTR-FIC C5548SH & INTR-FIC C5548SHE (1953)

Sixteen original stories reflecting the spirit of Chinese life and thought.

1925

Finger, Charles Joseph. (1924). Tales from silver lands. (Woodcuts by Paul Honoré). Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday. INTR-FIC F4973TA

The folk magic of a land of silver cascades, mist-shrouded mountains, and wide pampas fills these nineteen South American stories.

1924

Hawes, Charles Boardman. (1971). The dark frigate; wherein is told the story of Philip Marsham who lived in the time of King Charles and was bred a sailor but came home to England after many hazards by sea and land and fought for the king at Newbury and lost a great inheritance and departed for Barbados in the same ship, by curious chance, in which he had long before adventured with the pirates. (Decorations by Warren Chappell). Boston : Little, Brown. INTR-FIC H391DAC

Hawes, Charles Boardman. (1934). The dark frigate; wherein is told the story of Philip Marsham who lived in the time of King Charles and was bred a sailor but came home to England after many hazards by sea and land and fought for the king at Newbury and lost a great inheritance and departed for Barbados in the same ship, by curious chance, in which he had long before adventured with the pirates. (Illustrations in color by Anton Oto Fischer). Boston : Little, Brown and Company. INTR-FIC H391DA

A young man dares not return to England after his ship is taken over by pirates and he becomes a member of their crew.

1923

Lofting, Hugh. (1922). The voyages of Doctor Dolittle. New York : Fred. A. Stokes co. INTR-FIC L829VO

Presents the story of the good doctor who learned the language of animals, and made adventurous voyages.

1922

Van Loon, Hendrik Willem. (1951). The story of mankind. New York : Liveright. 909 V261S
Van Loon, Hendrik Willem. (1972). The story of mankind. (Updated version). New York : Liveright. 909 V261sa

Chronicles the history of man and civilization from primitive beginnings to the current day.

 

 

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