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Sonderbooks #59

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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!

July 29, 2003


****Take Joy!  A Book for Writers, by Jane Yolen
****Castles of Britain and Ireland, by Plantagenet Somerset Fry
****Castles and Ancient Monuments of Scotland, by Damien Noonan
****Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides:  Scotland
****Knopf Guides:  Scotland
***Fodor's Exploring Scotland
***In Search of Ancient Scotland, by Gerald M. Ruzicki and Dorothy A. Ruzicki


****The Thirty-Nine Steps, by John Buchan
****The Prisoner of Zenda and Rupert of Hentzau, by Anthony Hope

Young Adult Fiction

****The Perilous Gard, by Elizabeth Marie Pope

Children's Nonfiction

***Math-terpieces, by Greg Tang.  Illustrated by Greg Paprocki

Children's Fiction

***The Great Good Thing, by Roderick Townley

Old Favorite

(Children's Fiction): ****Rainbow Valley, by L. M. Montgomery

Picture Book Pick

****Pictures at an Exhibition, by Anna Harwell Celenza.  Illustrated by JoAnn E. Kitchel

Quotation of the Week

“Fiction is like wrestling with angels—
you do not expect to win,
but you do expect to come away from the experience changed.”
—Jane Yolen, Take Joy

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