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April 2003

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published April 2003.

Book Review

Goldfish and Chrysanthemums

by Charisse Floyd

As Grandma Ni Ni slices carrot flowers and her granddaughter, Nancy, swirls and rinses the dinner rice, grandson Greg bursts into the busy kitchen with a blue envelope mailed from China. Grandma recognizes the return address as that of... Read More

Book Review

The Amulet of Komondor

by Linda Salisbury

The linguistic fun starts with the title and ripples through this fast-paced adventure for middle- and high-schoolers until their parents start swiping the book for their own enjoyment. Keep a dictionary handy to get the most pleasure... Read More

Book Review


by Sandy McKinney

“Mosca no entra en boca cerrada.” (Flies don’t enter a closed mouth.) Everyone who grows up in Spain starts out conscious life with a collection of such dichos (sayings)-pithy aphorisms that make use of a kind of mild irony to... Read More

Book Review

Maiden Magick

by Paula Scardamalia

Many current Wicca and Celtic spiritual wisdom books are for an adult audience. Until recently, the teenage reader and seeker was left to fend for herself. This book helps to change that. Coming from a family of Celtic healers,... Read More

Book Review

Surviving Aggressive People

by E. James Lieberman

Who would ever want to boost the self-respect of an overly aggressive person? The author, for one. Why? Because, says Smith, an expert on psychology and violence prevention, the probability of violence escalates when shame, guilt, or... Read More

Book Review

Gullah Home Cooking the Daufuskie Way

“It’s not as if the world never knew Daufuskie … But when I was coming up, the world was dancing, for the most part, without us.” The author, a native of Daufuskie, one of South Carolina’s sea islands and home of the Gullah... Read More

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