This eagerly-awaited book by much-acclaimed author, Michael Chabon, is his first for children. It is a story about redemption and the true nature of heroism. Ethan, is a young hero on a quest though the strange world of American Faery. Since baseball is the favourite game of American fairies, or 'ferishers' as the North American Fairy Folk call ...
This eagerly-awaited book by much-acclaimed author, Michael Chabon, is his first for children. It is a story about redemption and the true nature of heroism. Ethan, is a young hero on a quest though the strange world of American Faery. Since baseball is the favourite game of American fairies, or 'ferishers' as the North American Fairy Folk call themselves, this is necessarily a story of baseball, too. Zeppelins, werefoxes, Indians and Indian mythology, sasquatches, wendigos, Alaska, the haunted, 161-year-old husk of George Armstrong Custer, and a boy who thinks he's an android, also figure in the action. Along the way, the hero and heroine find themselves and each other; a band of Ferishers triumphs over their ancient enemy and finally find someone new to play baseball against; a widower's heart will heal as his airship conquers the Northern sky; and a burned out Colombian slugger named Rodrigo Buendia will find redemption in discovering, with Ethan Feld and Jennifer T. Rideout, the true nature of heroism.
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Creative, fun book that is amazingly fun and imaginative. It mashes up mythology, baseball, and positve feelings. Great for any kid from eight to eighty!
Aug 14, 2008
Would rate as 4-1/2 stars
While this is actually a kid's book (didn't know that before I ordered), I really enjoyed its use of baseball as the plot element which allows the main character to face challenges in the book as he goes on his mystical journey
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