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A War of Gifts
by Orson Scott Card


Overview - Card offers a Christmas gift to his millions of fans with this novella set during Enders first years at Battle School, where it is forbidden to celebrate religious holidays. However, after a small act of rebellion sets off a battle royal between the students and staff, some surprising alliances form when Ender comes up against a new student.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Card offers a Christmas gift to his millions of fans with this novella set during Enders first years at Battle School, where it is forbidden to celebrate religious holidays. However, after a small act of rebellion sets off a battle royal between the students and staff, some surprising alliances form when Ender comes up against a new student.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780765312822
  • ISBN-10: 0765312824
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Publish Date: October 2007
  • Page Count: 126
  • Dimensions: 7.38 x 5.5 x 0.56 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.44 pounds

Series: Ender Wiggin Saga

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Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - Action & Adventure
Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - Military

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 65.
  • Review Date: 2007-08-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

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. (Nov.)

 
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