cover image A Place Apart

A Place Apart

Paula Fox. Farrar Straus Giroux, $3.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-374-45868-3

``Paula Fox has created another masterpiece,'' said PW of this haunting first-person narrative about a 13-year-old girl who moves to a small Massachusetts town and encounters a Svengali-like schoolmate. Ages 12-up. (Apr.) This cleverly concealed creature is but one of many zoological challenges lurking in Alphabeasts (Holiday).