WONDER

The Children's Magazine for Grown-Ups

"For all knowledge and wonder (which is the seed of knowledge) is an impresion of pleasure in itself."

Francis Bacon
Author, Philosopher, Advocate of the scientific method

"There is a type of writing which some critics deploringly call the 'gee whiz' school. The author, they point out, wanders about wide-eyed and breathless, seeing everything as larger than life. If my films - and this book - smack here and there of gee whiz, well, 'Gee whiz!' To some of us, all that meets the eye is larger than life, including life itself. Who can match the wonder of it?"

Frank Capra
Amerian film director

"We need first of all to foster, in ourselves and in others, a contemplative outlook. Such an outlook arises from faith in the God of life, who has created each individual as a 'wonder' (cf. Psalm 139:14). It is the outlook of those who see life in its deeper meaning, who grasp its utter gratuitousness, its beauty and its invitation to freedom and responsibility."

Pope John Paul II
Evangelium Vitae

Cover story:
Cracking the Star Wars Code

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:
THE WHOLE WORLD IS HAUNTED
A Traveller Family Mystery
First FIVE CHAPTERS of a New WONDER Online Novel
by LINT HATCHER

AND:
GETTING THERE IS HALF THE FUN
A WONDER Memoir by Mike Hertenstein


Number 16 -- Fall 2000



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