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:
- Ingo, by Helen Dunmore, reviewed by Kelly Herold, Big A, little a
- I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You, by Ally Carter, Reviewed by Liz Burns, A Chair, A Fireplace and a Tea Cozy
- The above-mentioned Happy Kid!
Overall, it's an excellent issue of a wonderful online magazine. Kudos to the editorial staff!