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Editor’s Note

Sometimes not a lot happens in the stories we publish. This is not the case in this issue! In these stories, a young boy, still reeling from his father’s death, fights to save the world; a journalist travels to a refugee camp in war-ridden Syria; a Parisian street orphan befriends an old woman who has many crazy stories; and a Spanish nobleman finds an ancient fossil. The poems and the art we’ve included have a similarly lively energy—from the snow falling in Hannah Parker’s “A Glimpse of Winter” to Santa Claus making his rounds in Gianna Guerrero’s “A Christmas Poem.”

We hope this action-packed issue will keep you entertained during the long December nights!

Emma Wood