The Newbery Challenge: Adam of the Road

Colby Sharp and I are on a quest to read every Newbery Medal winner.

See what Colby liked and disliked about Adam of the Road.

Adam of the Road

You thought I was joking when I said I took a lot of naps while reading this book.

Hmmm...I should have watched this video instead of reading the book. :)

This video was created for the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival.

"In my quest to give every Newbery-winning book a new cover, I hit books that could really use an update (*cough* Invincible Louisa *cough*) and others that really have a good thing going. Today is the latter, with a nice cover illustration by Robert Lawson (he who illustrated Ferdinand the Bull, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, and Caldecott-winning They Were Strong and Good, as well as author of many books including Newbery winner Rabbit Hill). But redo it I must, so let’s get to it." -Travis Jonker

Borrow Adam of the Road from your school or public library. Whenever possible, please support independent bookshops.


  1. Oh, Alex the Parrot - as a slave to my own African Grey, I'm looking forward to that one a lot.


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