A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card
An Ender Story (Ender Wiggin Saga)

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Orson Scott Card offers a Christmas gift to his millions of fans with A War of Gifts, a short novel set during Ender Wiggin'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.

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About Orson Scott Card

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Orson Scott Card is the author of numerous bestselling novels and the first writer to receive both the Hugo and Nebula awards two years in a row; first for Ender’s Game and then for the sequel, Speaker for the Dead. He lives with his wife and children in North Carolina.
 
Published September 23, 2009 by Tor Books. 207 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, War, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Often, their parts are split according to point of view, so that Brick narrates aspects of the story from the vantage point of Zeck and the other students while Rudniki embodies the adults, especially the militaristic leaders at the Battle School.

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Book Reporter

The journey to Card’s futuristic world of the popular Ender series --- specifically to an elite Battle School for preteen children housed in an orbiting space station above Earth --- offers a concentrated experience of artificially constructed peer-group societies in which any deviation from pres...

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Entertainment Weekly

Card's latest — A War of Gifts, a Christmas novella, of all things — tucks very neatly into young Ender's days at the Battle School.

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Deseret News

In a Nutshell: The acclaimed science-fiction writer has turned his considerable talents to a Christmas story set in interstellar space as Earth prepares to defend itself against an insect-like alien race.

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Flamingnet

I would recommend reading it only if you are an avid Ender fan and must read every story about Ender.

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Arlington Library

I found “A War of Gifts” a worthwhile story that both Young Adult and adult readers can enjoy.

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