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Summer of the Swans, The
by Betsy Byars | Teens
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 2/1/2009
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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, February 01, 2009

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1971 Newbery winner.

Not bad..but surprisingly brief. I was expecting more substance.

West Virginia is the 35th state - according to my book on the states (not always accurate, so if I'm wrong, send me a note to correct me!) it was originally part of Virginia until Virginia seceded during the Civil War. The "Mountain State" is also a major coal-producing state - Homer Hickam, author of Rocket Boys and October Sky, grew up there. I haven't really visited West Virginia, but I know we stopped at a rest stop in the state during our post-Bicentennial road trip up & down the East Coast.

Here's another copy on my BookCrossing shelf.

West Virginia state flag taken from the Flags of the World (FOTW) website and converted to jpg format. All credits for flag graphics are as shown at FOTW. 


Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Thursday, February 12, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (2/12/2009 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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Sending this book to klaradyn, possibly for release in Namibia if it arrives in time.

Freed any good books lately? It's good for the circulation. :) 


Journal Entry 3 by klaradyn from Praha, Praha Czech Republic on Tuesday, March 10, 2009

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Thank you, hyphen8! I appreciate you sending the book! Unfortunately it arrived while I was already in Namibia. However, I will soon be sending a package of children's books to a village library in Ghana, and I will include this book in the package. So it will go to another African country after all. 


Journal Entry 4 by klaradyn from Praha, Praha Czech Republic on Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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I agree with hyphen8 - this story could have been expanded, would have liked to read more about the characters. But it was sweet none the less. 


Journal Entry 5 by klaradyn at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa on Wednesday, March 25, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (3/25/2009 UTC) at Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

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On the way to a community library in Ghana as part of a RABCK package. 


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