Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Woof It's time for a sleepover Will Biscuit ever be able to get to sleep? It's fun to have a sleepover with friends Have more fun with Biscuit
In this striking picture book biography, an old-timer tells us what made Sandy Koufax so amazing. We learn that the beginning of his career with the Brooklyn Dodgers was rocky, that he was shy with his teammates, and experienced discrimination as one of the only Jews in the game. We hear that he actually quit, only to return the next season--different--firing one rocket after another over the plate. We watch him refuse to play in the 1965 World Series because it is a Jewish high holy day. And we see him in pain because of an overused left arm, eventually retiring at the peak of his career. Finally, we are told that people are still "scratchin' their heads over Sandy," who remains a modest hero and a mystery to this day. Accompanied by sidebars filled with statistics, here's a book sure to delight budding baseball fans.
When Princess Alice accidentally causes another princess on maid duty to break a vase, Alice takes her place and the other princess goes in Alice's place to take a test. But when faced with the Magical Mirror, Alice admits to trading places. Illustrations.