Sunday, September 27, 2015
Newbery Medal Challenge: 1922
The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon.
Although I'm glad that I read the first ever, Newbery Medal winning book, I know for a fact that I will not be recommending it to other readers. Reading this book felt like I was reading a history text book, not a children's book. I'm so very happy that today there are so many wonderful children's books that I can read and recommend to young readers.
Here's a quote that from the book that I found quite interesting:
"Why should we ever read fairy stories when the the truth of history is so much more interesting and entertaining?" ~ Hendrik Willems Van Loon
If you're interested, you can read the book for free at Project Gutenberg.
Check out what Katie Burke has to say about her experience reading The Story of Mankind, at Reader Writer Librarian.