The Baseball Brothers Hot Off The Press

May 24, 2008

Local author Anne Fredrickson has published her first book The Baseball Brothers.   The book is illustrated by St. Olaf graduate Kathryn Weaver.  The Baseball Brothers is available at Monkey See, Monkey Read for $12.95.

The Baseball Brothers is a children’s book that tells the true story of twelve brothers who played baseball together in the 1920s. Through working together on the farm and playing together as a team, the brothers developed lifelong friendships. The book is a tribute to baseball and a celebration of family.

In the book, a child tells of her grandfather and his days on the baseball team.  She tells of how the novelty drew fans from miles around on horseback and in old Model-Ts.  The story recounts the brothers’ most famous feats, including a game-saving tackle at home plate and an unlikely victory over a tough opponent.  But the most important part of the tale is the enduring friendship and familial bond that the brothers shared.

You can find more information about the book at

2 New Pendragon Books in 1 Day

May 21, 2008

Fans of the series Pendragon should be happy.  Author D. J. MacHale has released two new books.  Raven Rise, book nine in the series, has just been published.  Book one, the Merchant of Death, in Pendragon the graphic novel series has just been released as well.  Both books are 20% off at Monkey See, Monkey Read.

Raven Rise: This is where it begins. The showdown for Halla. At stake is nothing less than all that ever was and all that will be.

There’s only one thing missing–Bobby Pendragon.

While Bobby remains trapped on Ibara, the battle moves to his home territory: Second Earth. Mark Dimond and Courtney Chetwynde are left on their own to defend Second Earth agsinst the forces of Saint Dane. They must face off against a charismatic cult leader who has risen to power by revealing a shattering truth to the people of Earth: They are not alone.

The Convergence has broken down the walls. The territories are on a collision course. The final phase of Saint Dane’s quest to rule Halla is under way.

And Bobby Pendragon is nowhere to be found.

Merchant of Death:

Bobby Pendragon is a seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy. He has a family, a home, and even Marley, his beloved dog. But there is something very special about Bobby.

He is going to save the world.

And not just Earth as we know it. Bobby is slowly starting to realize that life in the cosmos isn’t quite what he thought it was. And before he can object, he is swept off to an alternate dimension known as Denduron, a territory inhabited by strange beings, ruled by a magical tyrant, and plagued by dangerous revolution.

If Bobby wants to see his family again, he’s going to have to accept his role as savior, and accept it wholeheartedly. Because, as he is about to discover, Denduron is only the beginning….


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