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Newbery Awards 1922-1929

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

The Trumpeter of Krakow, a Tale of the Fifteenth Century

The Trumpeter of Krakow, a Tale of the Fifteenth Century

1929
A Polish family in the Middle Ages has, for generations, guarded a mysterious crystal. They must elude the czar of Russia to get the treasure to the king of Poland.

Gay-Neck, the Story of a Pigeon

Gay-Neck, the Story of a Pigeon
Illustrated by Boris Artzybasheff

1928
The adventures of a Calcutta-born carrier pigeon and his service in the Indian Army during the First World War.

Smoky, the Cowhorse

Smoky, the Cowhorse

1927
The story of a horse from his birth on the open range, through his capture by humans and his work in the rodeo, to his eventual old age back on the range where he was born.

Shen of the Sea; a Book for Children

Shen of the Sea; a Book for Children
Illustrated by Else Hasselriis

1926
Sixteen original stories in folktale style, most explaining the origins of everyday objects common to Chinese culture.

Tales from Silver Lands

Tales from Silver Lands
Illustrated by Paul Honore

1925
Nineteen stories of witches, giants, and enchantments, gathered from South American villagers.

The Dark Frigate

The Dark Frigate

1924
The story of nineteen-year-old sailor Philip Marsham who is forced to become a pirate during the reign of King Charles of England.

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

1923
The good doctor and naturalist talks to animals and makes an amazing voyage to Spidermonkey Island and home again to England.

The Story of Mankind

The Story of Mankind

1922
The author turns history into tales of adventure, from cave dwellers to 1920.