The Mayor of Central Park

The Mayor of Central Park

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Overview

Life is good for Oscar Westerwit. He's the mayor of Central Park — the greatest place on earth for the squirrels, chipmunks, mice, and other animals who live there. He's the shortstop and manager of his baseball team. What could be bad?

Plenty! Big Daddy Duds, jewel thief, all-around thug, and leader of rats, is about to take over the park. And when he does, the other animals who live there will be turned out of their homes. Everyone looks to Oscar to save the day, but he may not even be able to save himself. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060515577
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/15/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,138,233
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Avi is the award-winning author of more than eighty-two books for young readers, ranging from animal fantasy to gripping historical fiction, picture books to young adult novels. Crispin: The Cross of Lead won the Newbery Medal, and The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle and Nothing But the Truth were awarded Newbery Honors. He is also the author of the popular Poppy series. Avi lives in Denver, Colorado. Visit him online at www.avi-writer.com.


Brian Floca, in addition to being the illustrator of the books in Avi's Poppy Stories series, is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed picture books Locomotive, winner of the Caldecott Medal; Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11; Lightship; The Racecar Alphabet; and Five Trucks. You can visit him online at www.brianfloca.com.

Date of Birth:

December 23, 1937

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

University of Wisconsin; M.A. in Library Science from Columbia University, 1964

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The Mayor of Central Park 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
15karank on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked this book! This book is interesting, especially the idea of the animals ruling the world. I enjoyed how there were many different animals, who have power based on their size and there personality. I think this is a fun book to read that will not take such a long time to read. I think that this book it very interesting how it is based in real life but all the characters in the life has been changed. This book was good because it kept me interested throughout the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A squirrel named Oscar Westerwit, who¿s the mayor of Central Park, loves baseball. Daddy Duds who¿s the leader of the downtown gang, likes baseball just as much as diamonds and jewels. Daddy Duds and his thugs are trying to take over Central Park. But Oscar and his friends are trying to stop them. Will they be able to save Central Park before it¿s too late? I like this book because Avi makes this book fun and also he makes this book come to life. He can make you see how the characters think and feels. I think that this book is filled with adventure, mystery and of course baseball.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oscar Westerwit owns Central Park and its very own baseball team, the Green Sox. Everything is peaceful in Oscar¿s domain until Arte Bigalow, famous and talented pitcher on the Green Sox, never turns up on a fateful game of baseball. Then Big Daddy Duds, a rat criminal with a love of diamonds and baseball, arrives with his gang and raises turmoil in Central Park. His gang drives animals out of their homes and even manipulates the local police force in the rat¿s favor. What can Oscar do? Admittedly, my favorite part of this book is the animal fiction aspect of it. In fact, Oscar Westerwit himself is a squirrel. I also thought that it contained a lot of detail, however, Avi did not over-elaborate, so I really felt that I was with Oscar throughout the book. I didn¿t like the way that Arte Bigalow disappears near the beginning of the book and then never reappears again. All in all, the Mayor of Central Park is quite an enjoyable read.