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Editor’s Note
Finding Fantasy for Any Reader
Sylvia M. Vardell
Kids who say they "don't like" this book or that genre may not have found the books or stories that speak to them. That's the wonderful thing about any genre of literature for young people, including fantasy—there's such a wide variety of books, trends, authors, styles, and topics to choose from. And, fantasy has some of the deepest roots of all. Read More
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