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I AM DONE WITH THE 1920s FOREVER. *whew*

...and for the first time ever, I've given five stars each to two books from the same year. Cool!

1929 )

I honestly can't decide which of those last two books I'd award the Newbery Medal for 1929, if it were my choice! On the one hand, Millions of Cats is a perfect choice to win the medal named after the man who created The Little Pretty Pocket Book. On the other hand, Tod of the Fens should absolutely be up there with Island of the Blue Dolphins and The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler among Newbery Medal winners everyone's heard of. I... I may have to give these a shared Mock Newbery Medal.

Anyone out there have any votes on the matter? :D (You can read Tod of the Fens online for free, and any library in the US should have Millions of Cats, though I can't speak to other countries. Canadians, Brits, Australians - I'm curious now, do your local libraries stock Millions of Cats?)
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First, an ANNOUNCEMENT: I have discovered that Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maud Montgomery was published simultaneously in the US and Canada. Therefore, by the modern Newbery rules (which I use), it's eligible for consideration as a Mock Newbery of the Past opposite The Dark Frigate by Charles Boardman Hawes! :D I will be reading and reviewing it sometime soon.

Now to the actual business of this post:

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And that is all the years of Newberys that I have finished! The next Newberys summary post will appear after I get the remaining three books of 1929 (Clearing Weather by Cornelia Meigs, The Boy Who Was by Grace Hallock, and The Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo by John Bennett) on interlibrary loan and read them.
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The 1923 and 1924 Newberys had no Honor Books, so I'm going to lump them together, and 1925 - which had two Honor Books - as well.

(I really wish the history of the deliberations was public, you know? Or made public after a certain time, like census records are, when the particular award had ceased to be CURRENT DRAMA. I know that for the first year any librarian could make a nomination and anything nominated got onto the list, after which they switched to a committee format; but it's only a guess that for the next two years the committee worked on a "pick only one book" plan, till 1925 changed their minds somehow.)

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Hi! I'm sort of back. I don't actually have any new books in the pipeline yet, but I'm working on getting the rest of the 1929 Honor Books through interlibrary loan.

Now that we're past the years which had no Newbery Honor Books, I've decided to make a summary post as I finish each year (and some retrospective posts, of which this is the first), commenting on each book in brief and noting which one would have received the Newbery Medal if I'd had the final say. ;-)

This is largely to keep me motivated, but I'm hoping it will also make the comm more navigable and possibly more interesting. XD

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