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Sonderbooks #53

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Welcome to Sonderbooks, an e-zine of book reviews by Sondra Eklund.
In this site, you can find good books for yourself or for friends.
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Happy reading!

May 6, 2003


****Of Paradise and Power, by Robert Kagan
***Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac, by Elizabeth Zimmerman


****The Dive From Clausen's Pier, by Ann Packer

Young Adult Fiction

*****The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, by Ann Brashares
****Out of Bounds, by Beverley Naidoo

Children's Nonfiction

***Degas and the Dance, by Susan Goldman Rubin

Children's Fiction

***Wizard at Work, by Vivian Vande Velde
***The Search for Delicious, by Natalie Babbitt
***Rodzina, by Karen Cushman

Old Favorite

(Young Adult Fiction): ***Anne of Ingleside, by L. M. Montgomery

Picture Book Pick

***Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming, illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Quotation of the Week

“Ardis and the dwarfs and the woldwellers were largely forgotten except in stories and songs.
Nobody believed they were real any more except for an occasional child or an even more occasional worker of evil,
these being the only ones with imagination enough to admit to the possibility of something even more amazing in the world
than those commonplace marvels which it spreads so carelessly before us every day.”
--Natalie Babbitt in The Search for Delicious
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