The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. The first Newbery Medal and Honor Books were named in 1922.
Following are the winners of the Medal and the books honored from 1932 - 1933. I've included the synopsis of each just in case it's a book you've been looking for and didn't remember the title.
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1932 Medal Winner
Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer (Longmans)
The Fairy Circus by Dorothy P. Lathrop (Macmillan)
Calico Bush by Rachel Field (Macmillan)
A troop of fairies draws inspiration from the visit to their meadow by humans who set up a circus tent and hold a series of performances. The fairies approach their project with a light heart and immense creativity. They enlist the participation of woodland creatures and the insects who share their realm. Chipmunks perform, poorly, as tigers but squirrels make marvelous lions. Spider webs serve as an excellent substitute for a trapeze wire and net. Turtles make do as elephants. The light, of course, is provided by the moon and wildly excited fireflies.
Boy of the South Seas by Eunice Tietjens (Coward-McCann)
Out of the Flame by Eloise Lownsbery (Longmans)
A boy from the Marquesas is transported by accident aboard a trading vessel to Tahiti, where he learns to be a man under the tutelage of an adoptive mother and a mysterious hermit who lives in the hills. Teiki is different that many of the other young islanders. He is fascinated by the myths and traditions of his culture, which is quickly being destroyed by colonialists from the West. The hermit in the hills becomes his mentor and teaches him much about the past, including the techniques of traditional carving. Teiki's hard work pays off when the curator of a museum takes him to Hawaii and employs him as a living artifact and repository of invaluable information.
The nephew of a famous knight finds his place in the world while growing up as a ward for the French king Francois I. Pierre de Bayard has nearly all the traits that made his uncle a paragon of knightly virtue, but the boy can barely conceal his very unknightly love for books. He's tormented by Henri, the second son of the king, who is angry and malicious. Young Pierre becomes confirmed in his choice to pursue an academic career after he becomes familiar with many of the great thinkers of his era.
Jane's Island by Marjorie Allee (Houghton)
A plucky girl has a series of adventures while spending the summer with her scientist father and family at the famed research institute in Woods Hole, Mass. Jane no-nonsense, ruthlessly honest hellion, who is greatly beloved by all who appreciate her qualities. She and her temporary governess explore the area and cause a fair share of trouble. In the process, young readers learn a little about the scientific method, grants, research and sea life.
Truce of the Wolf and Other Tales of Old Italy by Mary Gould Davis (Harcourt)
Contains seven tales total. Six of them are versions of old legends; one is an original by Mary Gould Davis. It is a pleasant, ambling collection of simple folktales from Italy.
1933 Medal Winner
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Lewis (Winston)
When Young Fu arrives with his mother in bustling 1920s Chungking, all he has seen of the world is the rural farming village where he has grown up. He knows nothing of city life. But the city, with its wonders and dangers, fascinates the 13-year-old boy, and he sets out to make the best of what it has to offer him. Although China has changed since that time, Young Fu's experiences are universal: making friends, making mistakes, and making one's way in the world.
Swift Rivers by Cornelia Meigs (Little, Brown)
The Railroad to Freedom: a Story of the Civil War by Hildegarde Swift (Harcourt)
Children of the Soil: a Story of Scandinavia by Nora Burglon (Doubleday)
Newbery Medal and Honor Books 1922
Newbery Medal and Honor Books 1923 -1928
Newbery Medal and Honor Books 1929 -1930
Newbery Medal and Honor Books 1931
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