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 Sonderbooks 78

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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!

May 25, 2004


****Seven Steps on the Writer's Path, by Nancy Pickard and Lynn Lott
****In the Spirit of Happiness, by The Monks of New Skete
***Committed to Memory:  100 Best Poems to Memorize, edited by John Hollander
***The World of William Steig, by Lee Lorenz
**The Wrong Stuff? by Phil Scott


****The Shop on Blossom Street, by Debbie Macomber

Young Adult Fiction

*****Crown Duel, by Sherwood Smith
****The Year of Secret Assignments, by Jaclyn Moriarty

Children's Nonfiction

****A Life Like Mine
****Helen Keller:  A Determined Life, by Elizabeth MacLeod
***William Shakespeare's Hamlet, retold by Bruce Coville, illustrated by Leonid Gore

Children's Fiction

****Iqbal, by Francesco D'Adamo
****Millicent Min, Girl Genius, by Lisa Yee

Old Favorite

(Young Adult Fiction):  ****The Road to Yesterday, by L. M. Montgomery

Picture Book Pick

****A Spree in Paree, by Catherine Stock

Quotation of the Week

“If you can count the number of projects you have going,
you need to begin another,
so you have a varied range of complexity,
from the very simple ‘mindless’ ones to those that demand undivided attention.”

—Laura Early, lifetime knitter, quoted by Debbie Macomber in The Shop on Blossom Street

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