Search Results: "Casey Scieszka"


BOOK REVIEW

MIGHTY CASEY by James Preller
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2009

As a writer of verse, Preller, author of Six Innings (2008), makes an excellent prose novelist. Read full book review >

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TO TIMBUKTU by Casey Scieszka
NONFICTION
Released: March 29, 2011

"Newly fledged adults (and even those with plenty of mileage under their wings) will find both entertainment and perhaps a dollop of inspiration. (Travel memoir. 16 & up, adult)"
Heading into adulthood from the younger end of Eat, Pray, Love territory, two young college grads with itchy feet take most of a double wanderjahr to test their coupledom overseas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CASEY STENGEL by Marty Appel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 28, 2017

"One of the more skilled biographies baseball fans could hope to find."
Sports journalist Appel (Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss, 2012, etc.) delves deeply into the baseball career and personal life of Casey Stengel (1890-1975), a solid player and legendary manager. Read full book review >

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CASEY JONES by Allan Drummond
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 23, 2001

Casey Jones, the King of the Iron Horse when the railroads ruled the land, gets polished to a hero's gleam in Drummond's rhymed telling of the stormy night he died. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINDING CASEY by Jo-Ann Mapson
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Readers drawn in by Mapson's warmhearted style should not overlook how rigidly she divides the line between good and evil, right and wrong."
Mapson follows the ever-so-uplifting characters she developed in Solomon's Oak (2010) to their new home in Sante Fe, N.M., where they face past demons as they build their future. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Walsh manages only a broken-bat blooper in this disappointing plate appearance."
The 1888 birth and subsequent celebrity of the rollicking baseball ballad by Ernest L. Thayer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Finished off with a detailed account of the poem's history, this may not supercede Christopher Bing's Caldecott Honor-winning rendition (2000) for period flavor, but it does capture the episode's epic scale and perfectly tuned melodrama. (Picture book/poetry. 7-10)"
Of the making of Caseys there seems no end, but here the illustrator of John Lithgow's Remarkable Farkle McBride (2000) delivers the chestnut with such broad, satirical panache that only the dourest of spoilsports will be able to resist going along for the ride. Read full book review >

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POETRY
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"A solid hit. (Poetry. 8+)"
"The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day. . . ." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Children will relish this little-known piece of railroad lore, with its echoes of an epic battle being waged, and won. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What really happened on Casey Jones' legendary last run? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRAVELS WITH CASEY by Benoit Denizet-Lewis
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 2014

"With Americans owning more dogs than any other country in the world, this sprightly, entertaining travelogue should find a delighted readership."
Man and dog take to the road. Read full book review >