Remember those big plans I started the month (and the new year!) with? Yeah, well. . . life with four children, all of which have been sick in the past three weeks, happened. I planned to read The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting aloud at the very least for this month’s challenge. Upon further consideration, though, I decided to start with The Story of Doctor Dolittle, which I did. The boys and I enjoyed it quite a bit, though I did expurgate it to make it a bit more palatable to more modern and enlightened sensibilities. After finishing this one at almost the end of the month, I just didn’t have the heart to plunge into The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle. The DLM was none too eager to begin a new adventure with the good doctor either, so we didn’t. Looking back at last year’s January challenge wrap-up post, I can see that a trend is emerging: those 1920s titles are hard to get through! It’s not exactly an auspicious way to begin the challenge, is it? 🙂 Ah, well. . . next month will be more successful–I just know it!
How about you? Did you read an actual Newbery winner from the 1920s? Please, link up your reviews in the comments, or simply share your thoughts with us in the comments.