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March 29, 2003
****The Waiting Child, by Cindy Champnella
An adopted Chinese orphan pleads for "her baby" who was left behind
****The Road from the Past, by Ina Caro
The history of France illuminated by present-day tourist sites.
***The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, by Ann Budd
A book of basic patterns for multiple sizes and different weights of yarn
***Stones of Jerusalem, by Bodie and Brock Thoene
A Biblical novel about people affected by the ministry of Jesus
Young Adult Fiction***Lost in the Labyrinth, by Patrice Kindl
A novelization of the myth of the Minotaur
***Rabble Rousers, by Cheryl Harness
Biographies of 20 women activists who changed history
Children's Fiction****A Week in the Woods, by Andrew Clements
A new kid at a New Hampshire school is changed by an encounter with the wilderness
***Period Pieces: Stories for Girls, selected by Erzsi Deak and Kristin Embry Litchman
Humorous and poignant stories about girls on their first step to womanhood
***The Ugly Princess and the Wise Fool, by Margaret Gray
A delightful original fairy tale about a princess who doesn't follow stereotypes
(Nonfiction): *****Discovering the Character of God, by George MacDonald
Inspiring meditations on Who God is and how He works in our lives
Picture Book Pick
****Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild! by Mem Fox. Illustrated by Marla Frazee
A pesky preschooler drives her Mom over the edge, but doesn't drive away her love.
Quotation of the Week
that is very much like a salad after it has been put through a Cuisinart.
They have been to so many countries and heard so many dates and names of kings
that when they return, the trip is all a blur.
When I see the typical American tourist, I feel like yelling out,
‘Don’t do it that way, it’s no fun. Do it my way.’”
--Ina Caro in The Road from the Past
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