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 Sonderbooks 80

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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!

June 23, 2004


****The Opposite of Fate, by Amy Tan
****Secrets, Lies, Betrayals, by Maggie Scarf
****Remarkable Trees of the World, by Thomas Pakenham
****There's No Toilet Paper . . . on the Road Less Traveled, edited by Doug Lansky
***Where Books Fall Open, paintings by Bascove
***Knit Lit, edited by Linda Roghaar and Molly Wolf
**Dave Barry Turns 40, by Dave Barry


****The Fairy Godmother, by Mercedes Lackey
**Holy Fools, by Joanne Harris

Young Adult Fiction

***The Singer of All Songs, by Kate Constable

Children's Nonfiction

****Dr. Ernest Drake's Dragonology

Children's Fiction

***Exiled, by Kathleen Karr
**The Report Card, by Andrew Clements

Old Favorite

(Nonfiction):  *****A Circle of Quiet, by Madeleine L'Engle

Picture Book Pick

***The First Olympic Games, retold by Jean Richards, illustrated by Kat Thacker

Quotation of the Week

“We must make it evident that maturity is the fulfillment of childhood and adolescence, not a diminishing;
that it is an affirmation of life, not a denial;
that it is entering fully into our essential selves.”

—Madeleine L’Engle, in A Circle of Quiet

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