The Newbery Award Library [TRADE PAPERBACK BOX SET] 1989 • Dell [Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, The Sign of the Beaver, One-Eyed Cat & Dear Mr. Henshaw]

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The Newbery Award Library Box Set [Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, The Sign of the Beaver, One-Eyed Cat & Dear Mr. Henshaw]


Vintage '89 box set featuring iconic Dell-Yearling trade paperback editions of five classic YA novels.

All five books are still new and unread.  Box shows some visible shelf / rub wear.  

The Newbery Medal is named after John Newbery, the famous 18th century publisher and seller of children's books.  It was first awarded in 1921 and has come to represent the best in quality childrens literature.  These five books from these four Newbery winners form an ideal introduction to the world of books for young readers...

One Eyed Cat by Paula Fox - Ned fired the forbidden rifle just once, at a flickering shadow in the autumn moonlight. But someone -- a face, fleetingly seen staring at him from an attic window -- was watching.  And when a one-eyed cat turns up at an elderly neighbor's woodshed, Ned is caught in a web of guilt, fear, and shame that he cannot escape -- until another moonlit night, come spring, brings redemption and surprising revelations.

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare - 12 year-old Matt is left on his own in the Maine wilderness while his father leaves to bring the rest of the family to their new settlement. When he befriends Attean, an Indian chief's grandson, he is invited to join the Beaver tribe and move north. Should Matt abandon his hopes of ever seeing his family again and go on to a new life?

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare - Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean island she left behind. In her relatives' stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and lonely. The only place where Kit feels completely free is in the meadows, where she enjoys the company of the old Quaker woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond, and on occasion, her young sailor friend Nat. But when Kit's friendship with the "witch" is discovered, Kit is faced with suspicion, fear, and anger. She herself is accused of witchcraft!

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell - In the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it, blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephants and sea birds abound. Once, Indians also lived on the island. And when they left and sailed to the east, one young girl was left behind. — This is the story of Karana, the Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Year after year, she watched one season pass into another and waited for a ship to take her away. But while she waited, she kept herself alive by building shelter, making weapons, finding food, and fighting her enemies, the wild dogs. It is not only an unusual adventure of survival, but also a tale of natural beauty and personal discovery.

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary - Leigh has been Boyd Henshaw's number one fan ever since he was in second grade. Now in sixth grade, Leigh lives with his mother and is the new kid in school. He's lonely, troubled by the absence of his father, a cross-country trucker, and angry because a mysterious thief steals from his lunchbag. Then Leigh's teacher assigns a letter-writing project. Naturally Leigh chooses to write to Mr. Henshaw, whose surprising answer changes Leigh's life.