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James Preller

Autor(a) de Wake Me in Spring

151+ Works 22,470 Membros 226 Reviews

About the Author

James Preller was born in 1961 in Wantagh New York. He attended college in Oneonta, New York. After graduating from college in 1983, he was employed as a waiter for one year before being hired as a copywriter by Scholastic Corporation, where he was introduced through their books to many noatable mostrar mais children's authors. This inspired him to try writing his own books. He published his first book, entitled MAXX TRAX: Avalanche Rescue, in 1986. His other titles include: Justin Fisher Declares War!, A Pirate's Guide to First Grade, Feiwel and Friends, and Before You Go, Feiwel and Friends. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Per James Preller's Blog Bio Webpage
"I have written under various pen names, including Mitzy Kafka, James Patrick, and Izzy Bonkers. I have even been a ghost writer for other people who were too busy to write their own books!"


Obras de James Preller

Wake Me in Spring (1994) 1,450 cópias
Hiccups for Elephant (1995) 1,218 cópias
The Case of the Mummy Mystery (1656) 866 cópias
The Case of the Groaning Ghost (2006) 635 cópias
The Case of the Class Clown (2001) 548 cópias
The Case of the Runaway Dog (1999) 547 cópias
The Case of the Bicycle Bandit (2001) 456 cópias
Awful Ogre's Awful Day (2001) — Autor — 426 cópias
The Case of the Ghostwriter (2001) 416 cópias
The Case of the Sneaker Sneak (2001) 408 cópias
Bystander (2009) 356 cópias
The Case of the Golden Key (2002) 313 cópias
The Case of the Best Pet Ever (2003) 249 cópias
The Case of the Food Fight (2005) 248 cópias
Six Innings (2008) 242 cópias
The Case of the Perfect Prank (2004) 217 cópias
The Case of the Bear Scare (2002) 207 cópias
The Case of the Missing Falcon (2004) 128 cópias
The Case from Outer Space (2017) 112 cópias
The Case of the Wild Turkey Chase (2008) — Series Creator — 111 cópias
Space Jam (1996) — Autor — 101 cópias
Along Came Spider (2008) 76 cópias
The Courage Test (2016) 75 cópias
Before You Go (2012) 68 cópias
Justin Fisher Declares War! (2010) 64 cópias
The Fall (2015) 55 cópias
NBA Action from A to Z (1997) 54 cópias
The Case of the Four-Leaf Clover (Jigsaw Jones Mystery #5) (2008) — Series Originator — 48 cópias
Jigsaw Jones' Detective Tips (2006) 46 cópias
Too Many Trolls (1993) 45 cópias
NFL Megastars (2004) 44 cópias
Good Night, Zombie (2013) 39 cópias
Nightmareland (Scary Tales) (2014) 35 cópias
NBA Game Day (1997) 34 cópias
A Pirate's Guide to Recess (2013) 34 cópias
Mighty Casey (2009) 33 cópias
The NBA Book of Opposites (2000) 32 cópias
NFL Superstars (2003) 30 cópias
Better Off Undead (2017) 30 cópias
The Fox and the Hound [James Preller Adaption] (1988) — Adaptor — 25 cópias
One-Eyed Doll (Scary Tales) (2014) 22 cópias
Swamp Monster (Scary Tales) (2015) 20 cópias
Blood Mountain (2019) 19 cópias
Stinkers (The Bubble Factory) (1997) — Adaptation by — 17 cópias
All Welcome Here (2020) — Autor — 16 cópias
Maxx Trax: Avalanche Rescue! (1986) 16 cópias
World Series Scrapbook (2005) 14 cópias
Baseball Power Players (2002) 13 cópias
The Best Costume Party Ever (1992) 11 cópias
Football Power Players (2002) 11 cópias
Upstander (2021) 11 cópias
Cardinal and Sunflower (1998) 11 cópias
NFL Team Tracker (1948) 4 cópias
Godzilla: A Storybook (1998) 4 cópias
Fantasy Football (2003) 4 cópias
The Mummy: The Complete Movie Scrapbook (1999) — Autor, algumas edições4 cópias
LES CARTES ANONIMES (2009) 2 cópias
elefante tiene hipo 1 exemplar(es)
Els Cromos robats (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
El bromista invisible (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
El Fantasma nocturn (2007) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

School's In! (1997) — Contribuinte — 348 cópias
I See Reality: Twelve Short Stories About Real Life (2016) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
The Norfin Trolls: From A to Z (1993)algumas edições7 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Kafka, Mitzy
Patrick, James
Bonkers, Izzy
Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
Wantagh, Long Island, New York, USA
Delmar, New York, USA
Oneonta, New York, USA
Oneonta, New York
Aviso de desambiguação
Per James Preller's Blog Bio Webpage
"I have written under various pen names, including Mitzy Kafka, James Patrick, and Izzy Bonkers. I have even been a ghost writer for other people who were too busy to write their own books!"



I just reread this old favorite of mine and, damn, it's short but as good as I remembered.

It's just the story of a baseball match, a little league final between two teams called "Northeast Gas & Electric" vs "Earl Grubb's Pool Supplies". It's basically a play by play description of the game, from the point of view of the "Earl Grubb's" players.

That sounds awful, I know, but it's written with so much passion for the game, and with such a heart-felt examination of the characters, their motivations, their hopes and fears, that it's more entertaining and moving than it has any right to be. It's a book about baseball, of course, but also about friendship, and the joys and sorrows of team sports.

If you have no familiarity at all with baseball you can get a bit lost in the technicalities, but the passion still comes through.

Just another reminder that really good children's literature can be enjoyed by adults, and if you have a kid who likes sports, this is a great choice as a gift.
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jcm790 | outras 4 resenhas | May 26, 2024 |



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