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 Sonderbooks #67

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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.
Subscribe, and I'll send you a free e-mail notification when future issues are posted, approximately every two weeks.

I've posted a preliminary edition of 2003 Stand-outs, a list of the best books I've read and reviewed in 2003.
I'll update this list as the year finishes, with a final version in mid-January.
Check this page for a great list of gift ideas for all ages and interests.

Click on the title of the book to read the complete review.
Happy reading!

November 24, 2003



****Balance of Power, by Richard North Patterson
***The Garden at the Edge of Beyond, by Michael Phillips

Young Adult Fiction

*****The Goose Girl, by Shannon Hale

Children's Nonfiction

***Piece = Part = Portion:  Fractions = Decimals = Percents, by Scott Gifford.  Photos by Shmuel Thaler
***Johann Gutenberg and the Amazing Printing Press, by Bruce Koscielniak
***Tales from the Odyssey, by Mary Pope Osborne

Children's Fiction

****The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo
***Jake Drake, Teacher's Pet, by Andrew Clements
****The Wolves in the Walls, by Neil Gaiman.  Illustrated by Dave McKean
***Agnes Parker. . .Girl in Progress, by Kathleen O'Dell

Old Favorite

(Young Adult Fiction): ****Rilla of Ingleside, by L. M. Montgomery

Picture Book Pick

***Squanto's Journey:  The Story of the First Thanksgiving, by Joseph Bruchac.  Illustrated by Greg Shed

Quotation of the Week

“Reader, you must know that an interesting fate (sometimes involving rats, sometimes not)
awaits almost everyone, mouse or man, who does not conform.”

—Kate DiCamillo, in The Tale of Despereaux

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