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 “Moonshot,” And Other Lovely Spring Reads

Book Review

The Children's Book Review

All kinds, all sizes, all subjects, all for children  - the books of spring 2009 have it all. Four really terrific ones are available now for youngsters or not so youngsters who will be doing the reading to other youngsters.

“Moonshot” by Brian Floca (Atheneum, $17.99, ) is a wonder of a book for a new generation of readers. The Story of Apollo 11 and the heroes and now legendary astronauts is vividly explained in wonderful imagery and carefully chosen prose.

“The Underneath” by Kathi Appelt with drawings by David Small (Atheneum, $16.99,) has a focus on a calico cat and hound who stay in the underneath of the forest and prevail over man and beast.  Magical, musical, highly recommended.

From Dutton comes “Riki’s Birdhouse” by Monica Wellington ($16.99)  and “Tigger’s Giant” ($9.99)inspired by A.A. Milne and with visuals after the style of Ernest H. Shepard. Both books have an innocence, a sense of wonder about them. Both books are beautifully illustrated and cleverly and entertainingly written.   “Tigger’s Giant” has what is called “over 80 fun flaps to open.”

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Harvey Frommer is in his  38th year of writing books. A noted oral historian and sports journalist, the author of 42 sports books including the classics: "New York City Baseball,1947-1957" and "Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball," his acclaimed REMEMBERING YANKEE STADIUM was published in 2008 and his REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK: AN ORAL AND NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THE HOME OF RED SOX NATION was published to acclaim in 2011.  The prolific Frommer is at work on When It Was Just a Game, An Oral History on Super Bowel One. 

His work has appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, New York Daily News, Newsday, USA Today, Men's Heath, The Sporting News, among other publications.

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Harvey Frommer along with his wife, Myrna Katz  Frommer are the authors of five critically acclaimed oral/cultural histories, professors at Dartmouth  College, and travel writers who specialize in cultural history, food, wine, and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. 

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