Mighty Casey

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The epic poem “Casey at the Bat” is recast for the T-ball set with much hilarity; this time, Casey comes out a winner!

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Overview

The epic poem “Casey at the Bat” is recast for the T-ball set with much hilarity; this time, Casey comes out a winner!

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Praise for Mighty Casey:

"It's a cute story with comic illustrations showing all manner of lame behavior by the Dogs during the game, including a kid who falls asleep, one who climbs a tree and another who pees on the fence." —San Francisco Chronicle

“With engaging read-aloud rhythms and a misfit cast young children will cheer for, this story is assured a place in (Little League) baseball lore.” —Booklist

“Reworking Ernest Thayer’s poem “Casey at the Bat” for Little Leaguers, Preller (Along Came Spider) and Cordell (Righty and Lefty) knock out a spirited celebration of a team with the right attitude, if not skills . . . Set against ample white space, Cordell’s endearingly geeky kids take center stage (mid-game distractions include tree-climbing, a bee sting and a bathroom break on the left field fence). It’s hard to envision a reader who won’t take to these underdogs.” —Publishers Weekly

“The ink and watercolor drawings vary in size and are full of energy and movement as the players engage in different activities. The faces are expressive and fun to look at. This is a great baseball book for all those T-ball and Little League players out there.” —School Library Journal

“As a writer of verse, Preller, author of Six Innings (2008), makes an excellent prose novelist. His rhymed tale of a Little League nonhitter who lights a fire in his team of total losers shows plenty of heart, if shaky scansion . . . Cordell’s simply drawn cartoons of geeky, distracted children sporting oversized batting helmets suit this lightweight remake of a certain famous baseball ballad.” —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for James Preller’s Six Innings:

 “If Judy Blume could write a book about Little League, about its players’ deepest fears and secret dreams, it might come out something like this.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Dishing up a rare example of a character-driven tale that is also suspenseful and exciting, the author of the Jigsaw Jones series chronicles a magnificent championship game.” —Booklist, starred review

Praise for Matthew Cordell:

“When you’re a pair of feet, you’re pretty much stuck with the personality of the appendage beside you. Cordell’s understated watercolors help by lending the tale a soft, humorous tone.” —Kirkus, review of Righty and Lefty 

“The emotional understatement of Cordell’s austere ink-and-watercolor pictures, combined with his keen sense of composition, gives Toby’s struggle texture and pacing.” —Publishers Weekly, review of Toby and the Snowflakes

Children's Literature - Della A. Yannuzzi
Casey Jenkins was the worst player on his baseball team, the Delmar Dogs. All summer long, the Dogs did not win one game. They tried their best, but they could not win. Every time Casey came up to bat, he tried with all his might to hit the ball, but they all whizzed by him. On this one particular day, the Dogs were losing zero to five to the Lions, and this was only the first inning. Something was always going wrong, like Omar who scraped a knee and began to cry and Ronald who had to go to the bathroom. Then Ashanti fell asleep on the bench and Jamal got stung by a bee. Then something remarkable happened. Casey stood up and said, "The game is not yet done!" Finally, Jinn Lee hit a homer, and then Larry made a hit. Soon, everyone on the Delmar Dogs was hitting balls left and right and out of the ballpark. Finally, the bases were loaded when it was Casey Jenkins turn at bat. He gritted his teeth and swung with all his might sending the ball flying through the air. Casey was the last player to get to home base. The Dogs had won their first game. This picture book sends a message about not giving up and always trying your best even though the odds are against you. Illustrations are humorous, depicting a baseball team that is trying to pull together to win their first game of the season. Reviewer: Della A. Yannuzzi
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Reworking Ernest Thayer's poem "Casey at the Bat" for Little Leaguers, Preller (Along Came Spider) and Cordell (Righty & Lefty) knock out a spirited celebration of a team with the right attitude, if not skills. The Delmar Dogs have not had a good season: "Yes, it's true, the Dogs had guts,/ and the Dogs had heart;/ but catching the baseball, well/ that was the hardest part." Even on a team of misfits "one player stood out": Casey Jenkins ("the worst by far, no doubt"). But it's Casey who proclaims, during a game that seems as doomed as the rest, "The game is not yet done!" spurring his team on to their first victory. Preller's couplets are full of clever wordplay and humor ("When Jinn Lee clubbed a homer,/ the fans stood and cheered./ The Dogs scored at last./ Said Lee, 'That's, like, sooo weird'A "). Set against ample white space, Cordell's endearingly geeky kids take center stage (mid-game distractions include tree-climbing, a bee sting and a bathroom break on the left field fence). It's hard to envision a reader who won't take to these underdogs. Ages 4-8. (Mar.)

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School Library Journal

K-Gr 3

Casey Jenkins plays for the Delmar Dogs. They are the worst team in the league, and Casey is their worst player. Nonetheless, these kids try hard, and are supported by their parents. "For the loyal moms and dads,/the games were not easily enjoyed;/it was tough to watch their eager pups/so mercilessly destroyed." One game starts off so badly that the Dogs are down 5-0 in the first inning. There's a scraped knee, spilled juice, and the guy in left field has to pee. One player falls asleep in the dugout, one climbs a tree, another is stung by a bee. Things are looking bad. Then the action picks up and actual plays start to happen. When the score is tied, and bases are loaded, Casey comes up to bat. Does this sound familiar? The ink and watercolor drawings vary in size and are full of energy and movement as the players engage in different activities. The faces are expressive and fun to look at. This is a great baseball book for all those T-ball and Little League players out there. (Spoiler alert: it does have a happy, self-esteem-building ending.)-Ieva Bates, Ann Arbor District Library, MI

Kirkus Reviews
As a writer of verse, Preller, author of Six Innings (2008), makes an excellent prose novelist. His rhymed tale of a Little League nonhitter who lights a fire in his team of total losers shows plenty of heart, if shaky scansion. Winless for the season and trailing five-zip in the first inning, it looks like just another long day for the Delmar Dogs-"Omar scraped a knee; / grape juice spilled on Lapinski's shoe; / Ronald the runt had to pee, / and figured left field would do"-but with urging from no-hit, no-field Casey (a lefty, as it happens), the team puts on a rally, and it's Casey's hit with the bases loaded that brings victory within grasp. Cordell's simply drawn cartoons of geeky, distracted children sporting oversized batting helmets suit this lightweight remake of a certain famous baseball ballad, and if the author doesn't quite recapture the original's tone or suspense (or ending), he may get young readers and their parents who take the game a little too seriously to lighten up a touch. (Picture book. 6-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312367640
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
  • Publication date: 3/3/2009
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

James Preller

James Preller is the author of the popular Jigsaw Jones mystery books, which have sold more than 10 million copies since 1998. He is also the author of Bystander, named a 2009 Junior Library Guild Selection and Six Innings, an ALA Notable Book. In addition to writing full-time, Preller plays in a men’s hardball league and coaches Little League. He compares coaching kids to “trying to hold the attention of a herd of earthworms.” He lives in Delmar, New York, with his wife, three children, cats and dog.

 

Matthew Cordell is the illustrator of Toby and the Snowflakes, written by his wife, Julie Halpern, and Righty and Lefty, written by Rachel Vail.

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Read an Excerpt

The outlook wasn’t brilliant

For the Delmar Dogs that day.

All summer long the Dogs

Lost every game they played.

Yes, it’s true the Dogs had guts,

And the Dogs had heart;

But catching the baseball, well,

That was the hardest part.

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