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Sonderbooks #57

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Welcome to Sonderbooks, an e-zine of book reviews by Sondra Eklund.
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June 30, 2003


****A House Somewhere, edited by Don George and Anthony Sattin
****Rogue Nation, by Clyde Prestowitz


*****Morality for Beautiful Girls, by Alexander McCall Smith
****Jane and the Ghosts of Netley, by Stephanie Barron

Young Adult Fiction

****I Am Not Esther, by Fleur Beale
***The Great God Pan, by Donna Jo Napoli

Children's Nonfiction

****The Spider and the Fly, by Mary Howitt.  Illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi
***William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, retold by Bruce Coville.  Illustrated by Tim Raglin
****George Washington's Teeth, by Deborah Chandra & Madeleine Comora.  Pictures by Brock Cole
***The Wonders of Donal O'Donnell, by Gary Schmidt.  Illustrated by Loren Long
***Millions to Measure, by David M. Schwartz.  Pictures by Steven Kellogg
***Eyes and Ears, by Seymour Simon

Children's Fiction

***The Wizard's Map, by Jane Yolen
***The Field Guide, by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
**The Boy Who Could Fly Without a Motor, by Theodore Taylor
**Ned Mouse Breaks Away, by Tim Wynne-Jones.  Pictures by Dusan Petricic

Old Favorite

(Children's Fiction): ***The Boggart, by Susan Cooper

Picture Book Pick

****Little Quack, by Lauren Thompson.  Pictures by Derek Anderson

Quotation of the Week

“Why should men find cars so interesting?
A car was no more than a machine,
and one might think that men would be interested in washing machines or irons, for that matter.
Yet they were not.
You never saw men standing around talking about washing machines.”
--Alexander McCall Smith, Morality for Beautiful Girls
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