Search Results: "John H. Ritter"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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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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 >

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MONSTER SLAYERS by Lukas Ritter
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

Spun off from A Practical Guide to Monsters (2007), itself a Dungeons & Dragons spinoff, this low-end fantasy pits a pair of orphans against a variety of nonhuman foes for the amusement of a set of bored wizards. Read full book review >

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GHOSTLY ECHOES by William Ritter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 23, 2016

"A somber turn for the supernatural sleuth and levelheaded assistant but still energetic and entertainingly offbeat. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
Past actions and futuristic inventions haunt people in this sequel. Read full book review >

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THE DIRE KING by William Ritter
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A humorous, energetic, action-packed, and magical conclusion. (Fantasy. 12-adult)"
A paranormal private investigator and his clever companion make a last stand against the forces of chaos in this fourth and final book. Read full book review >

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The Nearly Calamitous Taming of PZ by Martha Ritter
NON-FICTION

"Essential reading for anyone who has adopted, or is planning to adopt, a dog in need of love."
Without a home, without a name, and with her puppies taken from her, a foxhound is rescued from a laboratory and begins the treacherous journey of learning how to live in the world. Read full book review >

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BRIGHT'S PASSAGE by Josh Ritter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2011

"A tender, touching novel about a survivor of both World War I and a nasty family conflict."
Returning from the traumas of the French battlefield, a young World War I veteran must face up to dark primal conflicts back home in West Virginia, where he is aided and instructed by an angel in the form of a horse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1996

"More than a deft account of some some intriguing spy stories, Waller's history reminds us how crucial intelligence operations were to the war in Europe and to the Allies' ultimate success."
Outdoing the best spy fiction, former CIA inspector general Waller (Beyond the Khyber Pass, 1990, etc.) tells a series of riveting stories about the hidden war between the Germans and the Allies in WW II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 30, 2009

"An intriguing invitation to question and resist, rather than simply obey and serve."
Freedom-loving author argues that human progress lies in the individual, not government cure-alls. Read full book review >