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About Vicky Smith

Vicky Smith is the children's and teen editor for Kirkus Reviews.

The Whisper

Alice famously wondered, “What is the use of a book without pictures or conversations?” In The Whisper, Pamela Zagarenski asks readers to consider the use of a picture book without words. Having been lent a “magical book of stories” by her teacher for the night, the unnamed protagonist eagerly scampers home with it — only […]