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A War of Gifts (Ender Wiggin Saga)

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ISBN13: 9780765312822
ISBN10: 0765312824
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Publisher Comments:

Orson Scott Card offers a Christmas gift to his millions of fans with A War of Gifts, a short novel set during Ender's first years at the Battle School where it is forbidden to celebrate religious holidays.
 
The children come from many nations, many religions; while they are being trained for war, religious conflict between them is not on the curriculum. But Dink Meeker, one of the older students, doesn't see it that way. He thinks that giving gifts isn't exactly a religious observation, and on Sinterklaas Day he tucks a present into another student's shoe.

This small act of rebellion sets off a battle royal between the students and the staff, but some surprising alliances form when Ender comes up against a new student, Zeck Morgan. The War over Santa Claus will force everyone to make a choice.

Review:

"Card returns to his Hugo and Nebula award — winning Enderverse saga (after 2005's Shadow of the Giant) with a heartwarming novella for the holidays. When Zeck Morgan, the young son of a puritanical minister, qualifies for admission into the International Fleet's Battle School, he is brought to the school against his will. Citing his pacifist religious beliefs, Zeck refuses to participate in any simulated war games, but when he sees a Dutch student give a friend a small present in celebration of Sinterklaas Day, he reports the violation of the school's rules against open religious observation and sparks an uproar over religious freedom and the significance of cultural traditions. Meanwhile, Zeck becomes a pariah until series hero Ender Wiggin finds a way to show him the real meaning of the holidays. Exploring themes of tolerance and compassion, this story about stuffing stockings is, fittingly, a perfect stocking stuffer for science fiction fans of all ages." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Orson Scott Card offers a Christmas gift to his millions of fans with this short audiobook set during Ender's first years at the Battle School where it is forbidden to celebrate religious holidays.

Synopsis:

From the #1 New York Times bestseller

 

At the Battle School, there is only one course of study:  the strategy and tactics of war.  Humanity is fighting an alien race, and we fight as one.  Students are drawn from all nations, all races, all religions, taken from their families as children. There is no room for cultural differences, no room for religious observances, and there is certainly no room for Santa Claus.

 

But the young warriors disagree. When Dink Meeker leaves a Sinterklaaus Day gift in another Dutch students shoe, that quiet act of rebellion becomes the first shot in a war of wills that the staff of the Battle School never bargained for. 

 

Orson Scott Cards novel Enders Game is the basis of the hit movie of the same name.

About the Author

Orson Scott Card is the author of numerous science fiction novels, including the modern classic Ender's Game and its sequels.

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Shoshana, December 4, 2008 (view all comments by Shoshana)
Since this is in gift book format, "125 pages" over-represents its length. Think of it as a long story or short novella. It is a cute enough holiday story, though it requires the reader to be familiar with the people and context of the Enderverse. The theme of rigidity versus flexibility in world views and rules is fairly overt but not intrusive. Probably fun for Ender fans in the way that I anticipate Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard will be for Potter fans.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765312822
Author:
Card, Orson Scott
Publisher:
Tor Books
Author:
Rudnicki, Stefan
Author:
Brick, Scott
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Wiggin, Ender (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Christmas stories
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Adventure
Subject:
Holidays
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Other Tales from the Ender Universe
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 cds, 3 hours
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.125 x 5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

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Product details 208 pages Tor Books - English 9780765312822 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Card returns to his Hugo and Nebula award — winning Enderverse saga (after 2005's Shadow of the Giant) with a heartwarming novella for the holidays. When Zeck Morgan, the young son of a puritanical minister, qualifies for admission into the International Fleet's Battle School, he is brought to the school against his will. Citing his pacifist religious beliefs, Zeck refuses to participate in any simulated war games, but when he sees a Dutch student give a friend a small present in celebration of Sinterklaas Day, he reports the violation of the school's rules against open religious observation and sparks an uproar over religious freedom and the significance of cultural traditions. Meanwhile, Zeck becomes a pariah until series hero Ender Wiggin finds a way to show him the real meaning of the holidays. Exploring themes of tolerance and compassion, this story about stuffing stockings is, fittingly, a perfect stocking stuffer for science fiction fans of all ages." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Orson Scott Card offers a Christmas gift to his millions of fans with this short audiobook set during Ender's first years at the Battle School where it is forbidden to celebrate religious holidays.
"Synopsis" by ,

From the #1 New York Times bestseller

 

At the Battle School, there is only one course of study:  the strategy and tactics of war.  Humanity is fighting an alien race, and we fight as one.  Students are drawn from all nations, all races, all religions, taken from their families as children. There is no room for cultural differences, no room for religious observances, and there is certainly no room for Santa Claus.

 

But the young warriors disagree. When Dink Meeker leaves a Sinterklaaus Day gift in another Dutch students shoe, that quiet act of rebellion becomes the first shot in a war of wills that the staff of the Battle School never bargained for. 

 

Orson Scott Cards novel Enders Game is the basis of the hit movie of the same name.

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