Search Results: "John H. Ritter"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOY WHO SAVED BASEBALL by John H. Ritter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2003

"A fast-paced, sweet-natured tale for more than just fans. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A team of young ballplayers, who have the will but not necessarily the talent, can save the town's legendary baseball field from developers by winning one crucial game. Read full book review >

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CHOOSING UP SIDES by John H. Ritter
FICTION
Released: April 13, 1998

"No ordinary baseball book, this is a rare first novel. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Writing in a vivid, suspenseful style, Ritter debuts with the story of a boy coming into his own as "a thinking man." Read full book review >

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THE DESPERADO WHO STOLE BASEBALL by John H. Ritter
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"However, fans of baseball will chortle all the way through every impossible moment. (Historical fiction. 11-16)"
This prequel to The Boy Who Saved Baseball (2003) teeters between preposterous and plausible as Ritter splashes his wit on a baseball tale that takes place in a Reconstruction-era mining town in the San Diego hills. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 8, 1992

"Stick to the high ground of the original instead."
Sequelmania strikes again as Haire-Sargeant presumes upon Emily Brontâ's stark, strange masterpiece, delivering a story that achieves a slight success as a literary pastiche but never becomes a satisfying work of fiction in its own right. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

H by Elizabeth Shepard
Released: April 1, 1995

"The impulse to utilize an innovative form is admirable, but the results are unfortunately shoddy."
This slim fictional collection of letters from, to, and about a disturbed 12-year-old boy reads more like a writing-class assignment than a debut novel. Read full book review >

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FENWAY FEVER by John H. Ritter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 24, 2012

"A surefire winner, full of energy and wonder. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
Beneath "all the festivity and hooplicity" for the 100th anniversary of Boston's Fenway Park looms a calamity no one seems to notice, but a 12-year-old fan and an oddball starting pitcher step up to the plate. Read full book review >

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UNDER THE BASEBALL MOON by John H. Ritter
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Three of 'Andy's' songs are added as a special gift at the end of this truly remarkable work. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Andres Ramos has an incredible musical talent that takes the best of jazz, rock, salsa and hip-hop and fuses it into something that is unique and pure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE, H by Hettie Jones
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 14, 2016

"A fertile trove that needs a stronger framework."
Letters revealing the enduring friendship of two "beat chicks." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISTER H by Daniel Nesquens
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Mister H may be inscrutable, but once readers notice him, they will find him hard to forget. (Fantasy. 7-10)"
A hippopotamus escapes from a zoo in this fable from Spain. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FILE ON H. by Ismail Kadare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Kadare's is a voice unlike any other in contemporary fiction, and this is one of his most unusual and attractive books."
Part political parable, part comic roundelay, this engaging 1981 novel shows a comparatively lighter side of the great Albanian author whose previous English-translated works include The Three-Arched Bridge (1997) and The Pyramid (1996). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 1, 1989

Breezy, cheeky biography of the man who, as director of New York's Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), dominated modern art for decades. Read full book review >