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by James Preller

  • ISBN: 0312602405
  • Category: Teenagers
  • Author: James Preller
  • Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Square Fish; First edition (March 2, 2010)
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • FB2 size: 1549 kb
  • EPUB size: 1989 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 412
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The Miami Herald, on Six Innings as one of the Best Kids' Books of the Year. Preller raises his game with this perceptive group portrait of boys who play Little League baseball.

The Miami Herald, on Six Innings as one of the Best Kids' Books of the Year. 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.

James Preller is the author of the popular Jigsaw Jones mystery books, which have sold more than 10 million copies since 1998.

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. 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 Mighty Casey, his own twist on the classic poem, "Casey at the Ba. 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. James Preller.

James Preller's SIX INNINGS is a wonderful book that takes place over the course of a little league baseball championship game. It tells many stories well. It captures, beautifully and simply, compelling moments in a meaningful game. And Preller weaves in, gracefully, over the course of that game, portraits of friendship, family, and growing up. The structure of the book is just about perfect. I have only one complaint. I enjoyed the prologue less than I enjoyed the rest of the book

Six Innings by James Preller is just that, the play by play description of six innings of a Little League baseball game. All of our nation's obsession with the sanctity of the game is concentrated in this afternoon of play by two teams of boys

Six Innings by James Preller is just that, the play by play description of six innings of a Little League baseball game. All of our nation's obsession with the sanctity of the game is concentrated in this afternoon of play by two teams of boys. The book opens in Sam Reiser's bedroom, where he is lying in bed, a young amputee now only able to announce his team's play, to speak the words for actions he can no longer perform. We think we are in for a problem novel, a book about adjusting to a handicap.

James Preller (born February 1, 1961) is an American writer of children's books including Bystander, Six Innings, and the Jigsaw Jones Mysteries. He grew up in Wantagh, New York and went to college in Oneonta, New York

James Preller (born February 1, 1961) is an American writer of children's books including Bystander, Six Innings, and the Jigsaw Jones Mysteries. He grew up in Wantagh, New York and went to college in Oneonta, New York. After graduating from college in 1983, he worked as a waiter for one year before being hired as a copywriter by Scholastic Corporation. Meeting" many notable children's writers through their books, he was inspired to try writing himself.

Six Innings - James Preller. I loved Uncle Jimmy and Carter - "Carter stared at the photo, absorbing every detail. To him, it confirmed everything he had ever suspected. The one o'clock championship game is almost upon them, like a locomotive approaching from a great distance. The closer it gets, the larger it looms. And now here it is-that big train coming through. The world was not fair.

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Two teams, six innings, one game. But as the book unfolds, pitch by pitch, a deeper story emerges, with far more at stake: Sam and Mike, best friends, are trying to come to terms with Sam's newly diagnosed cancer. And this baseball diamond becomes the ultimate testing ground of Sam and Mike's remarkable friendship as they strive to find a way to both come out winners. This is for the championship.

The brothers have been dreaming of a new pet for a while, but the monster they find in the swamp might not be the best choice. and the creature's mother agrees.

Two teams, six innings, one game.

A lively cast of characters―baseball-loving boys between the ages of eleven to thirteen―are playing the biggest game of their lives. With acrobatic catches, clutch hits, dramatic whiffs, and costly errors, this game is full of action. But as the book unfolds, pitch by pitch, a deeper story emerges, with far more at stake: Sam and Mike, best friends, are trying to come to terms with Sam's newly diagnosed cancer. And this baseball diamond becomes the ultimate testing ground of Sam and Mike's remarkable friendship as they strive to find a way to both come out winners.

This is for the championship.

This is for life.

Six Innings is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.


Reviews about Six Innings (7):
Thofyn
The book gives a play-by-play account of a Little League final match: "Earl Grubb's Pool Supplies" faces "Northeast Gas & Electric" and its intimidating star pitcher Nick Clemente. It's an exciting match, filled with tension, excellent plays and some errors too.

However, interspersed with the six innings of the game, we get glimpses into the boys' thoughts and stories, focusing on the Pool Supplies team. We get to know them and cheer for them as they take on their tough rivals.

This is a novel that any sports fan will enjoy. There's a lot of baseball, obviously, but there's also friendship, real life problems, teamwork and good-natured fun.

It's a rather short novel, but an enjoyable one.
Tantil
Great read for 12 year old boy who does not like to read
sunrise bird
Bought it so I could do summer reading with my Grandson. I enjoyed it, he understood the plot and subplot. It was a good read!
Cetnan
This author spoke to our students at our school. His talk was well-suited for elementary students. The children we enthralled with his readings. I cannot wait to share this with my students in full.
Skillet
My son loved this book.
Arlana
The product arrived very quickly and was exactly as advertised. I would recommend this seller.
Warianys
Six Innings by James Preller is just that, the play by play description of six innings of a Little League baseball game. All of our nation's obsession with the sanctity of the game is concentrated in this afternoon of play by two teams of boys. The book opens in Sam Reiser's bedroom, where he is lying in bed, a young amputee now only able to announce his team's play, to speak the words for actions he can no longer perform. We think we are in for a problem novel, a book about adjusting to a handicap. Then the innings begin, and we realize that Preller has found the perfect dramatic structure in which he can write about twenty-four different boys in depth, each member of the team. Using the inexorable action of the six innings, he delineates the interplay of personalities, abilities, the age of the players and their temperaments. The hopelessness of young Patrick Wong in outfield, praying the ball won't go to him, vowing never to play again after his last humiliating strike out, is compared to the hard throwing pitcher, who already shows signs of a moustache. Although everyone cares deeply and intensely, the action is balanced by the humor of the identical twins, the serious one, Eamon Sweeney, and the leftie, Colin Sweeney, referred to by their coach as the Right Sweeney and the Wrong Sweeney and the attitude of the coaches themselves. In a tense moment, a coach takes his team aside and urges them to "Have fun." Six Innings has a lingering effect, the way baseball does, its pace subtle, leaving the lingering promise of summer.
It's the kind of book that. when I got to the end of it, I didn't even know was meant for kids. I went on vacation and brought this book, not ecven glancing at the jacket copy that suggests it was meant for 11 to 13 year olds. I did think that the language of its rambunctious Little Leaguers was a bit on the sanitized side. The boys love to stage impromptu contests involving dialogue from their favorite baseball movies, everything from THE BAD NEWS BEARS to FIELD OF DREAMS, and evcen the mildest of these has dialogue racier than anything you'll find in James Preller's novel. So that might have tipped me off, but what do I know! I would definitely recommend it to adults.

The emotionally involving parts of the story take place during rhw championship game between Earl Grubb's Pool Supplies and NE Gas & Electric. The boy who does the scorekeeping for EGPS has a rare disease which has resulted in benching his once promising career at bat, but does he cry or whimper? Well, you'll have to see for yourself. At the other end of the spectrum is the boy who, while enjoying himself at baseball, has now found himself interested in other things, and today might be his very last day playing in organized sport. What a range of players, some with comic subplots, some with underdeveloped storylines, but most of them genuine individuals. The only defect in the story is Preller's working up the actual game pictured in "Six Innings," which is made up of one classic play after another, each one more spectacular than the last, and each reminiscent of a famous major league moment, so it's a bit unbelievable these ordinary kids would wind up in a game this exciting, but hear that whistle? It's time to -- play ball.

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