The winner of the Newbery Medal gives us another Juvenile which will have the same format and to our mind should have a better chance. We had objections to the other because it looked as though it were for younger children and yet it was a hair-raising tale for an older group. Tom was a real venturesome young Yank, determined to see something of the world, so passing through New York on his way back from Washington, he left his Mother and signed up for sea-duty -- anywhere. He finds himself on a cargo boat bound for Russia, where he made up his mind that he would see the Emperor. With typical Yank pertinacity he has his audience and presents the great man with an acorn from Mt. Vernon -- he had learned to get along. Mr. Edmonds found this story in Lydia Maria Child's Letters from New York.