Adam of the Road is a bit longer than the few Newbery winners leading up to 1943, but it is a lot better than them too. I really liked Adam, and the adventures he had looking for his dog and his dad. I appreciated that the narrator didn’t try to hide Adam or Roger’s flaws, but still presented the characters in a likable way. Of course, being published in 1943, the writing is a bit archaic and I doubt many of my students would read it, especially when there are books like The Seven Tales of Trinket out there, that are about the same thing, but much better. In comparison to the previous few Newbery winners, this one was refreshing. There wasn’t any racism, hatred towards Native Americans or anything else like that. I give it a solid three Newbery pies.

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