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Let's put our hands together! Now batting for Mudville . . . Casey
America has been waiting for this mighty ballplayer to step up to the plate and right his wrong that left Mudville in a state of gloom. Now, in this humorous, seam-splitting sequel to Ernest Lawrence Thayer's "Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic," award-winning author Dan Gutman offers Casey what any failed sports hero most desires—a second chance.
Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher bring fans the tense excitement of a thrilling game with their fabulous art and inventive design. All eyes will be on Casey as he comes back to bat. . . .
Will he finally bring joy to Mudville?
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