Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Review/Giveaway: Never Blame the Umpire

A WINNING READINGS GIVEAWAY!

Title: Never Blame the Umpire
Author: Gene Fehler
Genre: Children's Christian fiction - ages 9-12
How to enter: Leave a comment on THIS post right here! If you're a subscriber or a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.
Entry deadline: March 25, 2010
Restrictions: Open internationally!

That's right, enter right here for this giveaway. This is my review copy, so it has been gently read.

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Today's Wild Card author is:


and the book:


Never Blame the Umpire

Zonderkidz (March 1, 2010)

***Special thanks to Bridgette Brooks and Pam Mettler of Zondervan Publishing for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Gene Fehler, an award-winning and widely published poet, is the author of ten published books and over eighteen hundred published poems, stories, and articles. He and his wife, Polly, live in Seneca, South Carolina, where he writes, teaches, and participates in sports.


Visit the author's website.


Product Details:

List Price: $12.99
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (March 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310719410
ISBN-13: 978-0310719410
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5

AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER: Just Press the Button:



My Review

I don't cry in movies much. Books - a whole 'nother story. I'm drawn to books about tragedy, even the younger-set ones - I still scan the Youth section of the library for any Lurlene McDaniel new releases from time to time.

So this book fits right down my alley. Written from the perspective of an eleven-year-old losing her mother to cancer, it's touching and heart-breaking all the way.

And she writes poetry - beautiful and believable. Through verse and through imagery, the author gives us a glimpse into her mind, and into the understanding that God IS love, and that you should never blame the umpire...


56 comments:

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