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 Sonderbooks 77

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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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Happy reading!

May 7, 2004


****Not So Funny When It Happened, edited by Tim Cahill
****Astonish Yourself! by Roger-Pol Droit
***A Calendar of Wisdom, by Leo Tolstoy
***The Treehouse Book, by Peter and Judy Nelson with David Larkin
***Fodor's City Pack:  Amsterdam, by Teresa Fisher


*****My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Picoult
****A Second Legacy, by Joanna Trollope writing as Caroline Harvey
***The Deeds of the Disturber, by Elizabeth Peters

Young Adult Fiction

****The Oracle Betrayed, by Catherine Fisher
***Hero's Song, by Edith Pattou

Children's Nonfiction

****The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, by Mordicai Gerstein
****Wilma Unlimited, by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by David Diaz

Children's Fiction

*****Defending Irene, by Kristin Wolden Nitz

Old Favorite

(Children's Fiction): *****The Last Battle, by C. S. Lewis

Picture Book Pick

****The Cat Who Walked Across France, by Kate Banks, pictures by Georg Hallensleben

Quotation of the Week

“But for them it was only the beginning of the real story.
All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page:
now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read:
which goes on forever:
in which every chapter is better than the one before.”

—C. S. Lewis, in The Last Battle

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