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 Sonderbooks 71

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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.
You can hear about books to read, talk about books you've read, and order your own copies.
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Be sure to check Sonderbooks' Stand-outs 2003 for my favorite books reviewed in 2003.
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Happy reading!



****The Philosopher's Demise, by Richard Watson
****America 24/7, created by Rick Smolan and David Elliot Cohen
****Lighthouses of France, photographs by Jean Guichard, text by René Gast
****It Must Be True, by Denys Parsons
***Why Boys Don't Talk and Why We Care, by Susan Morris Shaffer and Linda Perlman Gordon


****Render Unto Caesar, by Gillian Bradshaw
**The Dragonbone Chair, by Tad Williams

Young Adult Fiction

***The Amulet of Samarkand, by Jonathan Stroud

Children's Nonfiction

***Castles and Forts, by Simon Adams

Children's Fiction

****Olive's Ocean, by Kevin Henkes
****Swan Sister:  Fairy Tales Retold, edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
***Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist:  Attack of the 50-ft. Cupid, by Jim Benton

Old Favorite

(Children's Fiction): *****The Silver Chair, by C. S. Lewis

Picture Book Pick

***Pascual and the Kitchen Angels, by Tomie dePaola

Quotation of the Week

“Even in this world, of course,
it is the stupidest children who are the most childish
and the stupidest grown-ups who are the most grown-up.”

—C. S. Lewis, in The Silver Chair

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