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I've posted a preliminary edition of 2003 Stand-outs, a list of the best books I've read and reviewed in 2003.
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November 24, 2003
****River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze, by Peter Hessler
****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
***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
(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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