grade nov-els can be one of the most magical, meaningful
and memorable reads of a childs life. Many remain
timeless favorites to readers who are well into their
adult years. In this crash course on the middle grade
novel, well look at the history of this genre,
examine its trends and movements and discuss what
makes a middle grade novel work. If you are currently
writing in this genre, or just curious about it, this
course is for you.
Diane Mallis is a young adult fantasy writer and is
represented by Laura Rennert. She is a professor of composition
and creative writing at Arcadia University. Frankie also
runs a small children's library in Elkins Park. Learn
more by visiting her website: www.frankiediane.blogspot.com.
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