Search Results: "Cricket Casey"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PORTAL IN THE PARK by Cricket  Casey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 3, 2011

"Star power may fuel sales, but Casey's semiliterate prose conveys her message(s) with notable incoherence. (iPad storybook app. 8-12)"
A well-meant but pathetically inept paean to the virtues of emotional balance and physical exercise is boosted, though not very high, by seven songs from a pair of renowned Grammy winners. Read full book review >

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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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CRICKET SONG by Anne Hunter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2016

"Sensitive bedtime winner guaranteed to enchant drowsy kids. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Sleeping children on different sides of the ocean are linked by nature's sounds. Read full book review >

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LITTLE CRICKET by Jackie Brown
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2004

"Winner of the newly renamed Paul Zindel First Novel Award. (author's note, pronunciation guide, bibliography) (Fiction. 10-12)"
Similar to Pegi Dietz Shea's Tangled Threads (2003), Brown's work describes a Laotian Hmong family's journey and adjustment to life in the US in the 1970s. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OLD CRICKET by Lisa Wheeler
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"The figures in this original tale seem ready to spring off the pages, and the text, laced with creaks and cracks, is a natural for reading aloud. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Wheeler and Goembel follow up their inspired Sailor Moo (2002) with another sidesplitting animal story, this one with a folkloric, Southern flavor. Read full book review >

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CRICKET MAN by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Issues such as student privacy, depression and teen pregnancy are addressed, and while this is not one of Naylor's major works, it is still engaging, pertinent and a good choice for reluctant readers. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Kenny Sykes is new to the neighborhood. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS CRICKET by Eve Bunting
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 21, 2002

"The story can serve as simply a satisfying tale of an endearing insect who finds his way or, on a deeper level, as a parable of the faith journey. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Bunting (One Candle, below, etc.) shows her consummate talent as a storyteller in this simple but profound tale of a cricket who comes in from the cold to find warmth, light, companionship, and ultimately joy in his own little world. 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 >

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CRICKET AT THE MANGER by Edith Hope Fine
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"Large, decorative capital letters in brown and black set off each section of the text, further enhancing the volume's sophisticated design. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A large, silver-gray cricket with human eyes is the first-person narrator of this unusual Nativity story told all in short sentences and phrases with lots of animal sound effects. 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 >