About Monica Edinger

Monica Edinger, a fourth-grade teacher at the Dalton School in New York City, began her teaching career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone. She is the author of Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad (Candlewick), illustrated by Robert Byrd, reviewed in the November/December 2013 issue.

Books About Africa

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We adults know, of course, that Africa is a continent, not a country. Also that it is diverse, full of real people and places that are varied and distinct. We know of its beauty and of its harshness. And perhaps most of all, we adults are highly aware of its complicated historical relationship with North […]

Review of The Abominables

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The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson; illus. by Fiona Robinson Intermediate     Amulet/Abrams     264 pp. 10/13     978-1-4197-0789-6     $16.95 From Kenneth Grahame’s reluctant dragon to Roald Dahl’s BFG, endearing monsters are a staple of children’s literature, now including Eva Ibbotson’s yetis. The book opens a century ago when the young Lady Agatha Farlingham disappears and is presumed dead […]