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The Day Roy Riegels Ran the Wrong Way



by
Dan Gutman
illustrated by
Kerry Talbott

Edition
-
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Imprint
Bloomsbury
ISBN
9781599904955
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A grandfather tells his grandson the story of Roy Riegels, whose wrong-way run cost the University of California Golden Bears the 1929 Rose Bowl title. Author’s note. Full-color illustrations created in mixed/digital media.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 11"

Dewey

E

AR

2.5: points 0.5

Lexile

510L

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Dec 2011

Topics

Roy Riegels (1908-1993). Football history. Grandfathers.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Publishers Weekly

Junior Library Guild

  • A laugh-out-loud yarn that will appeal to a wide audience, from readers who love football to those who are unfamiliar with the sport.
  • Focusing on a radio broadcaster’s play-by-play (“Roy is tearing down the sideline like a scared deer! Nobody is close to him! It looks like he’s going to score a touchdown!”), and punctuated by the boy’s increasingly excited comments and questions (“And Roy scooped up the fumble. Right, Grandpa?”), Dan Gutman’s spirited narrative grows in intensity, mirroring the suspense of the game.
  • Kerry Talbott uses bold lines and exaggerated features to illustrate the story’s humor and the brute force of the football players; the restrained color palette establishes the 1920s’ period feel. Full spreads allow room for a variety of dramatic angles on the expansive football field, while inserted panels depict Grandpa and his grandson.
  • Grandpa sums up the story’s message, offering wise advice: “It just goes to show that mistakes are not the end of the world. It’s what you do after the mistake that counts.”

Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • A laugh-out-loud yarn that will appeal to a wide audience, from readers who love football to those who are unfamiliar with the sport.
  • Focusing on a radio broadcaster’s play-by-play (“Roy is tearing down the sideline like a scared deer! Nobody is close to him! It looks like he’s going to score a touchdown!”), and punctuated by the boy’s increasingly excited comments and questions (“And Roy scooped up the fumble. Right, Grandpa?”), Dan Gutman’s spirited narrative grows in intensity, mirroring the suspense of the game.
  • Kerry Talbott uses bold lines and exaggerated features to illustrate the story’s humor and the brute force of the football players; the restrained color palette establishes the 1920s’ period feel. Full spreads allow room for a variety of dramatic angles on the expansive football field, while inserted panels depict Grandpa and his grandson.
  • Grandpa sums up the story’s message, offering wise advice: “It just goes to show that mistakes are not the end of the world. It’s what you do after the mistake that counts.”

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