Casey Back at Bat (Paperback)

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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 author of the Baseball Card Adventure series, which has sold more than one and a half million copies, and the My Weird School series, which has sold more than 5.5 million copies!

Thanks to his many fans who voted in their classrooms, he has received fifteen state book awards and thirty-eight state book award nominations. Dan Gutman lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey, with his wife, Nina, and their two children, Sam and Emma.

Praise for Casey Back at Bat…

“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.”

“A solid homer.”
-Chicago Sun-Times

Product Details ISBN-10: 0060560274
ISBN-13: 9780060560270
Published: HarperCollins, 04/01/2009
Pages: 32
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 12
Maximum Age: 8
Minimum Grade Level: 7th Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 3rd Grade