Summerland by Michael Chabon

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. In his first novel for young readers, Pulitzer Prize winner Chabon delivers an American version of Middle Earth, with legendary beings, monsters, mythical creatures, and Ethan Feld, the worst baseball player in the history of the game.
 

About Michael Chabon

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Michael Chabon is the author of several novels for adults including Wonder Boys, The Yiddish Policeman's Union, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. He is also the author of two collections of short stories, and several screenplays and teleplays. Summerland is a #1 bestselling novel for young readers.
 
Published March 1, 2004 by Miramax. 512 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Plaiting together elements from Scandinavian and Native American mythology, American legend, and world literature, Pulitzer-winner Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, 2000, etc.), writing for young people for the first time, constructs a uniquely American fantasy peopled by were-...

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Following the death of his mother, a boy moves with this father to an island, where a mystical baseball scout recruits him for a special mission and escorts him through a gateway to a series of interconnected worlds.

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Publishers Weekly

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Before long, Ethan and two of his friends are spirited to a series of fantastic parallel worlds where they must rely on their baseball skills and courage to save the strange places they've just discovered and the ordinary one they've left behind.

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Publishers Weekly

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But here, too, a mystical baseball scout recruits Ethan and escorts him through a gateway to a series of interconnected worlds that are home to magical creatures called ferishers and an evil, shape-changing overlord called Coyote.

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Book Reporter

(For the True Believers of the Great Game, this will likely be the day after the last game of the World Series.) Chabon here follows his great, Pulitzer-winning book THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY with another amazing adventure.

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AV Club

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(Chabon's rejected proposal for the first X-Men movie became a hot topic among comic-book fans, as has the recent news that he's writing the Spider-Man sequel.) Chabon makes his first official foray into fantasy with Summerland, a young-adult novel that combines his love of baseball and his love ...

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Entertainment Weekly

A boon to the ''young readers'' it's pitched to and the Jung readers who'll spend seasons analyzing its expansions on world mythology, Michael Chabon's Summerland is a baseball novel that gives new meaning to the words ''fantasy league.'' It arrives just in time for a World Series that almost di...

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Red Room

Of course, the book does have a climax - one that will you make smile and remember fondly your own hours spent in a game up pick up baseball - but I'd venture to say, after having traveled through Summerland at a leisurely pace, this read is a lot more about the journey being the goal, as much as...

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New York Public Library

Full Stop reports that the New York Public Library is one such institution, and Paul Holdengräber, director of the library's conversation series, "LIVE The Dance Division is ON FIRE this spring with programs and exhibitions featuring dance from around the world, all at the Library for the Per...

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