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 Sonderbooks 76

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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!

April 20, 2004


****Pooh and the Philosophers, by John Tyerman Williams
****Write Away, by Elizabeth George
***To the Heart of the Nile, by Pat Shipman
***The Baby Owner's Manual, by Louis Borgenicht, M.D., and Joe Borgenicht, D.A.D.
***Neuschwanstein, by Gottfried Knapp, photographs by Achim Bunz


***Tales Before Tolkien, edited and with commentary by Douglas A. Anderson

Young Adult Fiction

****The Winter Prince, by Elizabeth E. Wein
***Eragon, by Christopher Paolini

Children's Nonfiction

***The King and the Castle:  Neuschwanstein, by Peter O. Kruckmann

Children's Fiction

***The Big Kerplop!, by Bertrand R. Brinley
***Melanie Martin Goes Dutch, by Carol Weston

Old Favorite

(Children's Fiction): *****The Magician's Nephew, by C. S. Lewis

Picture Book Pick

****The Weight of a Mass, by Josephine Nobisso, illustrated by Katalin Szegedi

Quotation of the Week

“But the biggest benefit [of writing], the one I treasure the most,
has been gaining the relative peace of knowing I’m doing what I was meant to do.
That outweighs all the rest, believe me.”

—Elizabeth George, in Write Away

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