Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Murphy’s Ticket by Brad Herzog - ADVISABLE

Herzog, Brad Murphy’s Ticket: The Goofy Start and Glorious End of the Chicago Cubs Billy Goat Curse, illustrated by David Leonard.  PICTURE BOOK.  Sleeping Bear Press, 2017.  $17.

It was 108 years from one World Series win for the Chicago Cubs to the next.  Was it because of the curse laid on them by “Billy Goat” Sianis when his goat Murphy wasn’t allowed into the game?  Maybe.

In this case, the rhyming text works fairly well.  It never feels stretched to the breaking point, even though it doesn’t follow a predictable stanza and meter pattern.  Fans of the Cubs will, of course, lover reliving those fretful years and the victory that finally was theirs.

EL – ADVISABLE.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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