It seems as if every week another Washingon Post columnist announces his or her decision to accept the Post's offer of early retirement. I don't know if Elizabeth Ward, who writes the Post's biweekly For Young Readers column, is taking early retirement or just moving on after "seven years worth of dragons," but her farewell is in today's Book World. According to Ward, "[a]bsolutely the best part of reviewing is discovery;" here she takes a look back at some of her most memorable discoveries in the field of children's literature. I was surprised to find that I hadn't read many (any!) of her favorites, but I have to agree with her on Kate Di Camillo's The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Read her last column here.
I wonder who will be taking over the For Young Readers column? Or might the Post replace it or even eliminate it altogether? Watch this space.