GEORGIA AND THE EDGE OF THE WORLD SCPHOENIX
This latest collection from the pages of the Phoenix definitely stands alongside their best. In Georgia and the Edge of the World, Robin Boyden has created a wonderfully smart kids comic, at once both a rip-roaring adventure filled with excitement and comedy, and also a thoughtful metatext for young readers who want to rip the lid off it. Georgia is a whip-smart young girl who lives in a sheltered kingdom, the adoptive daughter of the Duke. She fills her days in the company of her pet donkey, Ponky, reading, inventing, and dreaming of adventure. But the Duke insists that she must never leave the borders of the kingdom, and so she never does. That is until she finds a message in a bottle that leads her on a quest to the edge of the world, where she’ll discover the truth about who she is and where she came from. Beautifully drawn and cleverly written, this is sure to become a perennial.