Casey Back at Bat (Paperback)

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By Dan Gutman, Steve Johnson (Illustrator), Lou Fancher (Illustrator)
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Description


The mighty Casey is getting what any failed sports hero most desires: a second chance. He's got to prove himself after his last, disastrous game. All eyes are on Casey as he steps up to the plate. Will he finally bring joy to Mudville?

It's a hilarious sequel to Ernest Lawrence Thayer's famous poem "Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic."

About the Author


Dan Gutman is the New York Times bestselling author of the Genius Files series; the Baseball Card Adventure series, which has sold more than 1.5 million copies around the world; and the My Weird School series, which has sold more than 12 million copies. Thanks to his many fans who voted in their classrooms, Dan has received nineteen state book awards and ninety-two state book award nominations. He lives in New York City with his wife, Nina. You can visit him online at www.dangutman.com.



Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher are an illustration team with more than forty picture books in print. Their work has garnered rave reviews and won awards. Their books include My Many Colored Days, Bebop Express, I Walk at Night, New York's Bravest, The Velveteen Rabbit, and The Salamander Room. They were also concept artists for Pixar's Toy Story and A Bug's Life. They live in California with their son.



Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher are an illustration team with more than forty picture books in print. Their work has garnered rave reviews and won awards. Their books include My Many Colored Days, Bebop Express, I Walk at Night, New York's Bravest, The Velveteen Rabbit, and The Salamander Room. They were also concept artists for Pixar's Toy Story and A Bug's Life. They live in California with their son.

Praise For…


“Gutman pulls out all the stops...Johnson and Fancher’s paintings are remarkable...Sheer delight.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The ride is uproarious from start to finish...will have baseball fans of all ages cheering.”
— School Library Journal (starred review)

“...An amusing rendition...wonderful illustrations.”
— San Diego Union-Tribune

“...Wonderfully inventive...Gutman’s poetic updating is funny and lively. The illustrations are terrific”
— Orange County Register

“Sheer delight.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“With a re-invention like this, Casey is welcome back at bat anytime.”
— Horn Book Magazine

“Out of this world.”
People

“A solid homer.”
— Chicago Sun-Times


Coverage from NPR



Product Details
ISBN: 9780060560270
ISBN-10: 0060560274
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: March 24th, 2009
Pages: 32
Language: English

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