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Sonderbooks #54

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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 15, 2003



*****Life of Pi, by Yann Martel

Young Adult Fiction

***The Merlin Conspiracy, by Diana Wynne Jones

Children's Nonfiction

****Nelson Mandela's Favorite African Folktales
***Rome in Spectacular Cross-Section, by Stephen Biesty

Children's Fiction

**Davey's Blue-Eyed Frog, by Patricia Harrison Easton.  Illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

Old Favorite

(Nonfiction): ****I'm a Stranger Here Myself, by Bill Bryson

Picture Book Pick

*****Yellow and Pink, by William Steig

Quotation of the Week

“These people fail to realize that it is on the inside that God must be defended, not on the outside.
They should direct their anger at themselves.
For evil in the open is but evil from within that has been let out.
The main battlefield for good is not the open ground of the public arena but the small clearing of each heart.
Meanwhile, the lot of widows and homeless children is very hard,
and it is to their defence, not God’s that the self-righteous should rush.”
-- Yann Martel, Life of Pi
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