You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?! (Hardcover)

By Jonah Winter, Barry Blitt (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade, 9780375870132, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 8, 2016

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Hardcover (3/8/2016)

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Legendary baseball manager Casey Stengel worked with such greats as Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle; he led the New York Yankees to a record-breaking TEN pennants and SEVEN World Series in twelve years; he invented “platooning,” a way to use players that revolutionized the game; he was a prankster who became famous for sayings like “Everybody line up alphabetically according to your height.”
The brains behind any baseball team is its manager . . . and here’s a picture-book biography about the best, most beloved and entertaining manager in history!

"A first-rate picture book for baseball fans." —Booklist, Starred

About the Author

Jonah Winter is the author of many award-winning books about baseball figures, including Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates; You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!; and You Never Heard of Willie Mays?! His other stellar titles include Here Comes the Garbage Barge!, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Frida, a Parents’ Choice Gold Medal winner; and Dizzy, the recipient of Best Book of the Year citations from Booklist, School Library Journal, The Horn Book, The Bulletin, and Kirkus Reviews.
Barry Blitt’s illustrations have appeared on the cover of the New Yorker and have also graced the pages of the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, Child magazine, and Entertainment Weekly. He is the illustrator of the children’s books While You Were Napping by Jenny Offill and George Washington’s Birthday by Margaret McNamara, as well as Once Upon a Time, the End: Asleep in 60 Seconds by Geoffrey Kloske.

Praise For You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?!

“Casey Stengel is an inspired choice for this third of Winter’s ‘You Never Heard of …’ biographies of baseball greats, each illustrated by a different artist.   Blitt and Winter have teamed up before on picture books about the Founding Fathers, and here their sensibilities once more mesh brilliantly.”   —The New York Times Book Review

“The faded watercolors and scratchy lines of Barry Blitt’s illustrations give a feeling of historical distance to this entertaining account of Stengel’s career.”   —The Wall Street Journal

“From the portraits onthe endpapers to the Stengelese quips in the text, here’s a first-rate picture book for baseball fans.” —Booklist starred review

“Blitt infuses his artwork with physical humor, and as readers follow Stengel through his highs, lows, and head-scratching in-betweens (like forgetting to put on pants before taking the field), they’ll agree that 'They just don’t make ’em like Casey Stengel anymore.' " —Publishers Weekly starred review

"This engaging title will have kids sprinting toward sports biographies to learn more about the many legendary players Stengel played ball with or managed.”  —School Library Journal starred review