The Flint Heart. Paterson, Katherine and John. Candlewick Press, 2011. 19.99. 9780763647124.
This "freely abridged" version of Eden Phillpott's The Flint Heart written in 1910. It says abridged - Phillpott's story was 334 pg and Paterson's is 288, but it appears to be the same story. I wonder if it's eligible for the Newbery?
According to the Expanded Rules of the Newbery Manual, a book should be an original work. Something New. It can have parts pubbed before. But, each committee has to determine what that means to them. I think this one is NOT eligible but would love to hear your thoughts.
I did find something in the comments on The Heavy Medal blog when they discussed The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship Of Her Own Making. But, as mentioned, rules depend on committee. If you were on the committee, what would you say?
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