Want to check out the book on your own? Good luck with that. On Alibris you have your pick. You can either buy the book for $150 or $162. It’s wide open. The copies on Amazon.com? All unavailable unless you can find a used vendor somewhere. Your best bet is to locate a library with a complete collection of Newbery Award winners and their Honors. Personally, I think it’s worth it. With the resurgence of interest in Greek myths and titles (a tip of the hat to you, Rick Riordan), I like to think that this book might have an audience if you punched up the cover. It reads really well and feels ahead of its time. Let’s re-establish this book back where it truly belongs. In the canon as a classic of its time.
Notes on the Cover: Well, why not? It’s not as if you’re gonna find it anywhere. I’m sure I’m not the only person out there who took a look at it and saw it as a highly stylized play on Native American images. Closer inspection reveals the lack of perspective and flattened effect. Just the same, you have to admit it’s kind of cool. I wouldn’t put it on a reissue or anything, but if the New York Review of Books wanted to reprint this puppy in vibrant colors, it could end up looking pretty striking. *hint hint* New York Review of Books *hint hint*.