Search Results: "Charley Rosen"


BOOK REVIEW

CHARLEY by Donna Marie Seim
Released: Sept. 13, 2013

"A well-drawn coming-of-age tale about the loves and losses of a young boy."
Seim's debut middle-grade tale of an orphan's journey in the early 1900s. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2012

"As frothy as a ballpark beer."
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day—a celebration of the many men (and one woman) of Irish descent who have densely populated professional baseball, especially in its earliest decades. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2011

"Contains elements of interest to the serious baseball fan, but this one is for Yankees die-hards only."
A look at the performance of the New York Yankees' relief pitchers during the 2010 season, featuring interviews, game recaps and anecdotes. Read full book review >

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THE COCKROACH BASKETBALL LEAGUE by Charley Rosen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 1992

"An introduction by Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson is yet another clue that this one is for hoop-junkies only."
Rare among sports novelists in that he uses basketball rather than the traditional baseball or football as his milieu, Rosen here provides a failed but nonetheless amusing look at life in the Commercial Basketball Association (clearly a pseudonym for the real CBA, or Continental Basketball Association, in which the author has been a coach and trainer). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2003

"A fascinating, well-researched story whose telling glimmers rather than glistens."
The sad, instructive saga of a boy hanged in 1892 for a double homicide he committed at age 15. Read full book review >

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GOODBYE, CHARLEY by Jane Buchanan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"No monkey business about it. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Celie's strong 12-year-old voice focuses the semi-omniscient third-person narrative, eloquently revealing her attitudes about the severe 1943 Gloucester, Massachusetts, community spirit, which is much too serious for the kind of childhood her Dad thinks his children need. Read full book review >

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WHEN CHARLEY MET GRAMPA by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Children will love Charley and Grampa, too. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Picking up where Charley's First Night (2012) ended, the tale of Charley and Henry Korn continues in this charming stand-alone storybook. Read full book review >

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I REPRESENT SEAN ROSEN by Jeff Baron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2013

"An engaging and educational primer on the workings of the movie industry. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Sean has an innovative concept that he believes will transform the entertainment industry. Read full book review >

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ROUGH, TOUGH CHARLEY by Verla Kay
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2007

"Gustavson's well-paced, rich oil-painting illustrations and a concluding time line add life and depth to the clip-clop content. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)"
Charley Parkhurst was a legend in his own time—a taciturn but well-respected, fearless stagecoach driver whose professional services were much in demand (although personally, people found him odd). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHASING UNCLE CHARLEY by Cruce Stark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 1992

"If both halves matched, it'd be a winner."
Picaresque first novel that follows 17-year-old Bo around Texas, Mexico, and Indian Territory as he searches for Uncle Charley. Read full book review >

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A COFFIN FOR CHARLEY by Gwendoline Butler
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 1994

"By turns haunting, baffling, and breathlessly abrupt, another satisfyingly rich entry in this offbeat, underrated series."
Danger takes a thousand shapes for women in Butler's mythical Second City of London. Read full book review >

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SEAN ROSEN IS NOT FOR SALE by Jeff Baron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 18, 2014

"Readers will relish his bravado, wit and creativity as Sean emerges from his encounters wiser yet still determined to follow his dreams. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A fledgling screenwriter, podcast creator and potential entertainment-industry innovator, 13-year-old Sean is full of ideas. Read full book review >