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Sonderbooks #46

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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.
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February 1, 2003

Great news!  The 2003 Newbery Award went to


****Snoopy's Guide to the Writing Life, edited by Barnaby Conrad and Monte Schulz
****The Best of Lopi, compiled by Susan Mills and Norah Gaughan
****The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution, by Frederick Hahn, Michael R. Eades, M D, and Mary Dan Eades, M D
***Bill Bryson's African Diary, by Bill Bryson
** Before the Flood, by Ian Wilson


****The Four Feathers, by A. E. W. Mason
****A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

Young Adult Fiction

****A Wizard Alone, by Diane Duane
****Crossing the Panther's Path, by Elizabeth Alder
****The Frog Princess, by E. D. Baker
***Once Upon a Marigold, by Jean Ferris

Children's Fiction

****The Rumpelstiltskin Problem, by Vivian Vande Velde
***What a Year, by Tomie de Paola

Old Favorite

(Fiction):  ****Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen

Picture Book Pick

****Gossie & Gertie, by Olivier Dunrea

Quotation of the Week

“It’s exciting when you’ve written something that you know is good!”
--Snoopy, in Snoopy’s Guide to the Writing Life
= Available at Sembach Library

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