Looking back on my original Newbery Through the Decades January post, I realize that I didn’t quite accomplish what I set out to accomplish. I intended to read The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P. Kelly, the 1929 Newbery Medalist. I even went so far as to make a special trip to the library to check it out. However, when I tried to read it, I just couldn’t get invested in the story. As much as it pains me to admit it, the foreign setting and unfamiliar historical references were off-putting for me. 🙁 Perhaps at another juncture in my life I might be able to wade through the detail, but as we’ve had a busy and full month (and not a little bit of sickness), this just wasn’t the month. Instead, I turned my attention to my second pick, 1922 Newbery honor book The Windy Hill by Cornelia Meigs. I enjoyed this one! I so enjoy old fashioned stories, and this one is definitely that. While it isn’t exactly a page-turner, it is a gentle mystery, and one that can be enjoyed by both children and adults.
What Newbery Medalist or honor book from the 1920s did you read? Please, share your thoughts and/or links to your blog posts in the comments section!
Happy Newberying! 🙂