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Sonderbooks #58

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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!

July 7, 2003


****Good Poems, selected by Garrison Keillor
***Immediate Fiction, by Jerry Cleaver
***Scribbling in the Sand, by Michael Card


****The Kalahari Typing School for Men, by Alexander McCall Smith

Young Adult Fiction

*****Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J. K. Rowling

Children's Nonfiction

****Corn Chowder:  Poems by James Stevenson

Children's Fiction

****Girl in a Cage, by Jane Yolen and Robert J. Harris
***The Pictish Child, by Jane Yolen
****The Bagpiper's Ghost, by Jane Yolen

Old Favorite

(Children's Fiction): ****The Boggart and the Monster, by Susan Cooper

Picture Book Pick

*****In English, of Course, by Josephine Nobisso.  Illustrated by Dasha Ziborova

Quotation of the Week

“Fiction is concentrated, heightened, intensified reality.
It’s the essence of reality.
All reality doesn’t contain such essence or truth, but all fiction must.”
—Jerry Cleaver, Immediate Fiction
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