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Sonderbooks #49

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Welcome to Sonderbooks, an e-zine of book reviews by Sondra Eklund.
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March 14, 2003


****The Myth of Laziness, by Mel Levine, M.D.
An analysis of learning problems that cause output failure
****The Case Against Lawyers, by Catherine Crier
Catherine Crier shows how foolish laws and greedy lawyers are taking away our freedom.


*Jester, by James Patterson and Andrew Gross
An adventurous yarn set in the time of the Crusades

Young Adult Fiction

*****Feed, by M. T. Anderson
A brilliant science fiction novel about consumerism

Children's Nonfiction

****When Marian Sang, by Pamela Munoz Ryan.  Pictures by Brian Selznick
The beautiful story of Marian Anderson and her triumph over discrimination
***Capital, by Lynn Curlee
A detailed history of Washington, D. C.

Children's Fiction

****A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park
The story of an orphan in old Korea who wants to learn how to make beautiful celadon pottery
****Parvana's Journey, by Deborah Ellis
An Afghan girl travels in search of her family during the recent war.
****Gooney Bird Greene, by Lois Lowry
An unusual new girl teaches a second grade class about storytelling.

Old Favorite

(Children's Fiction): ****Smith of Wooton Major and Farmer Giles of Ham, by J. R. R. Tolkien
Two simple fairy tales by the author of The Lord of the Rings

Picture Book Pick

***Sing Me a Story, by Grace Hallworth.  Illustrated by John Clementson
Five stories from Jamaica complete with songs and dance instructions

Quotation of the Week

“When you say someone is lazy, you admit that you don’t understand him!”
-- Dr. Mel Levine in The Myth of Laziness
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