It's not easy being Edie, and at only ten years old, there's nothing fair about being a middle kid in the Cares family. But you have to be an indomitable character if you want to survive a parentless summer by the seaside with snooty brothers, a show-off sister, a pair of very small half-siblings (that you must take sailing), some stolen things, an oncoming hurricane, and, of course, a mystery that needs solving. With the publication of The New York Review Children's Collection edition of E.C. Spykman's classic, Terrible, Horrible Edie
, she's back, standing shoulder to shoulder with all the gutsy girls from American juvenile fiction.