About this episode’s KidLit Classic:
In this episode children's author and editor Cassy Polimeni discusses reading this book as a child and reading it as an adult, its popularity and legacy, and the themes of class and adolescent insecurity that underpin the Erica vs Ashley drama. We have a dramatic reading and Cassy tells us about her new picture book, The Garden at the End of the World, and why so many Aussie authors write across categories and genres.
About this week’s guest, Cassy Polimeni
Cassy is a freelance editor and children's/YA author. She was the editor of Destinations Australia magazine and has also worked as a TV book reviewer. The Garden at the End of the World, released in 2023, is her first picture book.
Find out more about Robin Klein website
Buy Hating Alison Ashley here
Mentioned in podcast:
Queenie in Seven Moves by Zanni Louise
My Strange Shrinking Parents by Zeno Sworder
Accidentally Kelly Street by Briony Stewart
The Garden at the End of the World by Cassy Polimeni
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Opening and Outro music:
All Used under the Pixabay Music License Agreement.
‘little blender' by DimitrisM
'door open close' by TRP
'Doorbell2' by klangkonserve
'local neighbourhood' by stephb123
'calm and peaceful'