Search Results: "Marty Appel"


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PINSTRIPE PRIDE by Marty Appel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 17, 2015

"An enormous home run. (foreword, statistics, reading list, index) (Nonfiction. 9-16)"
The action-packed saga of the New York Yankees is recounted for young readers by an author who knows the team well. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2009

"Exceedingly rosy-hued."
A former PR director for the New York Yankees celebrates the life of catcher Thurman Munson (1947-1979), who died in a plane crash at the age of 32. Read full book review >

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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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NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 2012

"Torrents of information (good portions of which are genuinely interesting) cascade over readers, who will feel at times as if they're trying to fill a water glass beneath Niagara Falls."
A former Yankees' PR director and sports commentator charts the vicissitudes of the beloved/hated team once known as the Highlanders. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 1992

More good-natured memoirs from the king of chat. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2003

"A minor drawback—this first entry in the Kids' FAQs series will be useful for both recreational reading and school reports on man's (and many a kid's) best friend. (bibliography) (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
Crisp (Totally Polar, 2001, etc.) offers a crisply written collection of canine trivia that will intrigue young readers who like to learn odd facts about favorite animals. Read full book review >

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WHITE STAR by Marty Crisp
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2004

"Appendices include maps, a timeline, and a suggested reading list. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Crisp tells the familiar tale of the sinking of the Titanic with a twist. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2003

"Good captions, factoids, and an attractive, kid-appealing layout make this slim volume the cat's meow. (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
In this title for the Kids FAQs series, Crisp answers questions about cats asked by students she's met around the country. Read full book review >

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Sea of Crises by Marty Steere
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 10, 2012

"A stellar thriller that handily juggles its formulaic elements to achieve near-perfect liftoff."
Debut author Steere shows off his air-and-space mastery in this swashbuckling tale of Apollo 18, the moon landing that never was. Read full book review >

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ALMOST EVERYBODY FARTS by Marty Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A playful, punchy paean to the pervasive poot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What's that smell? Oh how rude! But everybody does it. Read full book review >

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TWELVE TERRIBLE THINGS by Marty Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Turns the terrible into the terrific. (Picture book. 5-9)"
"I'm warning you. If you turn the page, you are going to see some terrible things." Read full book review >