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The Maine event


The September/October 2016 Horn Book Magazine book review section features four books set in and around Maine:

Creech_Moo giff_jubilee
sweet_somewriter sherman_evilwizard
A quick Horn Book Guide Online keyword search on “Maine” showed that some other recent favorites are set in Vacationland.

schmidt_orbiting jupiter whole stupid way
The Romeo and Juliet Code agosin_i lived on butterfly hill

And there are many more! There must be something in the water. Sal would be proud.


Elissa Gershowitz About Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is executive editor of The Horn Book, Inc. She holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College and a BA from Oberlin College.



  1. Michael Geselowitz says:

    Maine has a long history as a setting for children’s and YA books (and a proud tradition of local authors). Check out Alice Billheimer’s list at Maltshop Books in Waldoboro, Maine (

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