The Story of Mankind. By Hendrik van Loon.
Boni and Liveright, First Edition: Published November 21, Newbery awarded June 26, View title page View copyright page View original binding Note: The Story of Mankind underwent five printings before the Newbery votes were tabulated on March 8, , and five additional printings prior to the announcement of the Newbery Award on June 26, In all, it underwent 25 printings before a special Newbery Medal edition was issued in June It was a true cross-over book, published for both an adult and child audience, and read by both.
Since the text covers the entire history of mankind, it has been continually updated since ; consequently, there are more variant editions of The Story of Mankind than any other Newbery Medal winner.
Third printing: Published January Note: Although the book was widely and favorably reviewed, the back flap copy apparently answers a bit of negative criticism: "The publishers wish to emphasize the fact that Mr.
Van Loon conceived the idea and prepared 'the copy' for his Story of Mankind long before there was any intimation of Mr. Note: The special school edition includes 22 pages of questions and exercises written by Hendrik van Loon himself.
Only the binding was changed for this edition; the text remains the same. The fact that this lavishly produced volume was published suggests that the award had rather quickly established its significance in U.
He concludes by saying "Farewell, my friends, and may we meet again soon. Concludes with Chapter "The United Nations.
Note: Contains exactly the same text as the edition. Note: Adds one new chapter by Professor Edwin C.
Big Head Scientists - The story of Yakub and Yashmal
Liveright Paperback Edition: First published by Liveright, Note: Same text as updated edition. View book cover The Historical Collection of the Cooperative Children's Book Center maintains a collection of first and significant later editions of the Newbery and Caldecott Medal books. This page demonstrates the potential for scholarly study that such a collection offers, and also shows the importance of careful attention to bibliographical details for anyone studying the award books.
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