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James Preller

Forfatter af Wake Me in Spring

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre
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(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!"

Serier

Værker af James Preller

Wake Me in Spring (1994) 1,439 eksemplarer
Hiccups for Elephant (1995) 1,212 eksemplarer
The Case of the Mummy Mystery (1656) 853 eksemplarer
The Case of the Spooky Sleepover (1999) 785 eksemplarer
The Case of the Christmas Snowman (1998) 765 eksemplarer
The Case of the Great Sled Race (2000) 690 eksemplarer
The Case of the Groaning Ghost (2006) 630 eksemplarer
The Case of the Marshmallow Monster (2000) 572 eksemplarer
The Case of the Runaway Dog (1999) 545 eksemplarer
The Case of the Class Clown (2001) 545 eksemplarer
The Case of the Secret Valentine (1999) 521 eksemplarer
The Case of the Bicycle Bandit (2001) 455 eksemplarer
Awful Ogre's Awful Day (2001) — Forfatter — 424 eksemplarer
The Case of the Ghostwriter (2001) 412 eksemplarer
The Case of the Sneaker Sneak (2001) 407 eksemplarer
The Case of the Haunted Scarecrow (2001) 398 eksemplarer
The Case of the Kidnapped Candy (2007) 373 eksemplarer
Bystander (2009) 353 eksemplarer
The Case of the Golden Key (2002) 306 eksemplarer
The Case of the Frog-Jumping Contest (2005) 293 eksemplarer
The Case of the Vanishing Painting (2004) 248 eksemplarer
The Case of the Best Pet Ever (2003) 246 eksemplarer
The Case of the Food Fight (2005) 244 eksemplarer
Six Innings (2008) 240 eksemplarer
The Case of the Buried Treasure (2002) 236 eksemplarer
The Case of the Race Against Time (2003) 223 eksemplarer
The Case of the Rainy Day Mystery (2003) 221 eksemplarer
The Case of the Perfect Prank (2004) 217 eksemplarer
The Case of the Bear Scare (2002) 206 eksemplarer
The Case of the Santa Claus Mystery (2006) 167 eksemplarer
Ghost Cat And Other Spooky Tales (2007) 127 eksemplarer
The Case of the Missing Falcon (2004) 127 eksemplarer
The Case of the Spoiled Rotten Spy (2007) 121 eksemplarer
Home Sweet Horror (Scary Tales) (2013) 111 eksemplarer
The Case from Outer Space (2017) 111 eksemplarer
The Case of the Wild Turkey Chase (2008) — Series Creator — 110 eksemplarer
Space Jam (1800) — Forfatter — 101 eksemplarer
A Pirate's Guide to First Grade (2010) 97 eksemplarer
Along Came Spider (2008) 76 eksemplarer
The Courage Test (2016) 75 eksemplarer
Before You Go (2012) 68 eksemplarer
Justin Fisher Declares War! (2010) 64 eksemplarer
The Fall (2015) 54 eksemplarer
NBA Action from A to Z (1997) 53 eksemplarer
Jigsaw Jones Mysteries: Volume 1 (1999) 49 eksemplarer
The Case of the Four-Leaf Clover (Jigsaw Jones Mystery #5) (2008) — Series Originator — 47 eksemplarer
Too Many Trolls (1993) 44 eksemplarer
NFL Megastars (2004) 44 eksemplarer
Jigsaw Jones' Detective Tips (2006) 44 eksemplarer
NFL Superbowl Super Touchdowns (2006) 44 eksemplarer
Good Night, Zombie (2013) 38 eksemplarer
Nightmareland (Scary Tales) (2014) 35 eksemplarer
NBA Game Day (1997) 34 eksemplarer
Mighty Casey (2009) 33 eksemplarer
A Pirate's Guide to Recess (2013) 32 eksemplarer
The Case of the Secret Skeleton (2009) 31 eksemplarer
The NBA Book of Opposites (2000) 31 eksemplarer
NFL Superstars (2003) 30 eksemplarer
Better Off Undead (2017) 30 eksemplarer
The NBA Book of Big and Little (1998) 29 eksemplarer
The Fox and the Hound [James Preller Adaption] (1988) — Adaptor — 25 eksemplarer
Baseball's Hot Shots 2004 Hitters (2004) 23 eksemplarer
One-Eyed Doll (Scary Tales) (2014) 21 eksemplarer
Swamp Monster (Scary Tales) (2015) 20 eksemplarer
NFL Superbowl Super Quarterbacks (2005) 20 eksemplarer
Blood Mountain (2019) 19 eksemplarer
Bee the Change (The Big Idea Gang) (2019) 19 eksemplarer
Stinkers (The Bubble Factory) (1997) — Adaptation by — 17 eksemplarer
All Welcome Here (2020) — Forfatter — 16 eksemplarer
Maxx Trax: Avalanche Rescue! (1986) 16 eksemplarer
World Series Scrapbook (2005) 14 eksemplarer
Baseball Power Players (2002) 13 eksemplarer
The Best Costume Party Ever (1992) 11 eksemplarer
Football Power Players (2002) 11 eksemplarer
Upstander (2021) 11 eksemplarer
Cardinal and Sunflower (1998) 11 eksemplarer
Jigsaw Jones Mysteries: Volume 2 (2005) 9 eksemplarer
NFL Team Tracker (1948) 4 eksemplarer
Godzilla: A Storybook (1998) 4 eksemplarer
A Jigsaw Jones Mystery 4 eksemplarer
Fantasy Football (2003) 4 eksemplarer
The Mummy: The Complete Movie Scrapbook (1999) — Forfatter, nogle udgaver4 eksemplarer
The Lost World Movie Poster Book (1997) 2 eksemplarer
LES CARTES ANONIMES (2009) 2 eksemplarer
The Godzilla Movie Scrapbook (1998) 1 eksemplar
elefante tiene hipo 1 eksemplar
Els Cromos robats (2007) 1 eksemplar
El bromista invisible (2005) 1 eksemplar
El Fantasma nocturn (2007) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

School's In! (1997) — Bidragyder — 347 eksemplarer
I See Reality: Twelve Short Stories About Real Life (2016) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer
The Norfin Trolls: From A to Z (1993)nogle udgaver7 eksemplarer

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Andre navne
Kafka, Mitzy
Patrick, James
Bonkers, Izzy
Fødselsdato
1961-02-01
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Bopæl
Wantagh, Long Island, New York, USA
Delmar, New York, USA
Oneonta, New York, USA
Uddannelse
Oneonta, New York
Erhverv
copywriter
Organisationer
Scholastic
Oplysning om flertydighed
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!"

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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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Francine Hughes Original Author
Mary Grandpre Illustrator
Peter Nieländer Ilustrador
Jamie Smith Illustrator
John Speirs Illustrator
Jeffrey Scherer Illustrator
Hans Wilhelm Illustrator
Paul O. Zelinsky Illustrator
Dawn Adelman Book Design
Helena Mayer Ghost writer
Matthew Cordell Illustrator
Oliver Wyman Narrator
Jean Marzollo Contributor
Wendy Lewison Contributor
Susan Hood Contributor
Frank Schleper Translator
Peter Nieländer Illustrator
Don Bolognese Illustrator
Daniel Moreton Illustrator
Mary Van Blerck Photographer
Joe Van Blerck Photographer
Joe Lapinski Illustrator
Huy Voun Lee Illustrator

Statistikker

Værker
151
Also by
3
Medlemmer
22,292
Popularitet
#954
Vurdering
½ 3.6
Anmeldelser
228
ISBN
682
Sprog
6

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