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 Sonderbooks 83

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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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Click on the title of the book to read the complete review.

Happy reading!

August 3, 2004


****Raising a Reader, by Jennie Nash
***Loud and Clear, by Anna Quindlen


****Seven Blessings, by Ruchama King
***Monday Mourning, by Kathy Reichs

Young Adult Fiction

***godless, by Pete Hautman

Children's Nonfiction

***Escape from Earth, by Peter Ackroyd

Children's Fiction

****Wren's Quest, by Sherwood Smith
***The People of Sparks, by Jeanne DuPrau
**Alia Waking, by Laura Williams McCaffrey

Old Favorite

(Nonfiction):  *****Unspoken Sermons:  Series I, II, and III, by George MacDonald

Picture Book Pick

****Rhinoceros Tap, by Sandra Boynton, music by Sandra Boynton & Martin Ford

Quotation of the Week

“There are so few times you can say YES to your child without any hesitation or any limits. . . .
We can, however, go to the library and say YES to books.”

—Jennie Nash in Raising a Reader

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