October 7, 2008

Newbery Trivia Answer!

Posted by at 2:50 pm in Reads, Trivia | Permalink

A big round of applause to the Splotters who answered my Newbery trivia question correctly. You’re better than I am because when I wrote the question, I had a totally different book in mind!

I thought that the first Newbery winner was Hitty, Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field. Don’t ask me why; that’s just what I had always thought! Turns out that Hitty was the 1930 winner, so I was way off! [cheeks burn in shame]

So, what’s the correct answer? Maria was the first one to get it right: The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon, which won in 1922.

Congrats to Maria!

— Karen, STACKS Staffer