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The Edge of the Forest, Issue 2

I was traveling this week, and missed the launch of Volume I, Issue 2 of The Edge of the Forest, a new online magazine dedicated to children's literature, edited by Kelly Herold. If you haven't seen it already, you should definitely check it out. I particularly enjoyed an article by Liz Burns about Teens and Seniors, a recent phenomenon in kid lit in which teen characters bond with some much older, unrelated adult. (I had also noticed this in the book Shakespeare's Secret). I also liked Camille Powell's interview with children's author Gail Gauthier, and associated review of Gail Gauthier's upcoming book, Happy Kid!. Books reviewed in this issue that I am particularly eager to read include:

Overall, it's an excellent issue of a wonderful online magazine. Kudos to the editorial staff!