Again, the art on the cover was probably my favorite part of this report, adapted as best I could at age 12 from the excellent art by writer/artist DuBois. Here’s the report:
Going into more detail this time, but notice I padded with a long quote! Another book I still love, and one that remains in my library. Du Bois is largely remembered for his Newberry winner, “The 21 Balloons,” but “Peter Graves,” and another book with science fictional elements, “The Giant,” are equally fine. Both this and the previous report received the mark VG for Very Good, the equivalent at our school of a B letter grade. I suspect I did them for extra credit, for a favorite English teacher, Mrs. Thompson, but those details are now hazy.