WorldCat Identities

Koertge, Ronald

Overview
Works: 75 works in 233 publications in 5 languages and 19,514 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Novels in verse  Baseball stories  Poetry  Fairy tales  Bildungsromans  Diary fiction  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.K8187, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ronald Koertge
Shakespeare makes the playoffs by Ronald Koertge( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Kevin Boland, poet and first baseman, is torn between his cute girlfriend Mira and Amy, who is funny, plays Chopin on the piano, and is also a poet
13 : thirteen stories that capture the agony and ecstasy of being thirteen by James Howe( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects thirteen stories about moments in a teen's life, such as a first kiss and obsessing over a pair of special sneakers, by various authors, including Laura Godwin and Stephen Roos
Shakespeare bats cleanup by Ronald Koertge( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a fourteen-year-old baseball player catches mononucleosis, he discovers that keeping a journal and experimenting with poetry not only helps fill the time, it also helps him deal with life, love, and loss
The Brimstone journals by Ronald Koertge( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ungdomsbog om en skoleklasse på en high school, især en dreng fra et hjem i opløsning. Han kommer ind i nazistiske kredse, hvor han får en "familie"
Strays by Ronald Koertge( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently orphaned, sixteen-year-old Ted O'Connor is sent to a foster home
The Arizona kid by Ronald Koertge( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Danish and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Billy spends the summer with his gay uncle in Tucson and works at a racetrack where he falls in love with an outspoken horse exerciser named Cara Mae
Margaux with an X by Ronald Koertge( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and German and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaux, known as a "tough chick" at her Los Angeles high school, makes a connection with Danny, who, like her, struggles with the emotional impact of family violence and abuse
Boy girl boy by Ronald Koertge( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three troubled high school seniors, who plan to run away together from Illinois to California after graduation, try to figure out who they are who they want to be
The Harmony Arms by Ronald Koertge( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Gabriel is continually embarrassed by his teacher/writer father, but when he goes to live with him in Los Angeles in an apartment complex full of unusual characters, Gabriel gains new insights into himself and his father
Where the kissing never stops by Ronald Koertge( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While trying to cope with his father's death, his mother's new job as a stripper, and his own libido, high-school junior Walker meets a new girl who makes life seem pretty wonderful after all
Confess-O-Rama by Ronald Koertge( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While his mother grieves the death of her fourth husband, Tony vents his feelings to the Confess-O-Rama, never suspecting who's on the other end of the line. When Tony's mother's fourth husband dies, Tony ends up taking care of his mother and himself. As the new kid in high school, he vows to blend in with the crowd and avoid attachments. But he soon meets Jordan, who's both intriguing and flamboyant, and dressed in black. It's no wonder Tony often dials a self-help hotline called Confess-O-Rama. While Tony pours out his heart and secrets, little does he know that Jordan runs Confess-O-Rama and plans to use all the dialogue for an auditory art exhibit
Tiger, tiger, burning bright : a novel by Ronald Koertge( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worried that his mother will send his beloved grandfather to a nursing home "for his own good," Jesse and some of his eighth-grade classmates accompany Pappy into the mountains near their small California town to look for the tiger tracks he claims to have seen
Now playing : Stoner & Spaz II by Ronald Koertge( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High schooler Ben Bancroft, a budding filmmaker with cerebral palsy, struggles to understand his relationship with drug-addict Colleen while he explores a new friendship with A.J., who shares his obsession with movies and makes a good impression on Ben's grandmother
Lies, knives and girls in red dresses by Ronald Koertge( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free-verse reveals true stories behind well-known fairy tales, some reset in modern times, as a strung-out match girl sells CDs to drug users, Little Red Riding Hood admits that she wanted to know what it is like to be swallowed whole, and Cinderella's stepsisters are duped
Coaltown Jesus by Ronald Koertge( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walker shouldn't have been so surprised to find Jesus standing in the middle of his bedroom. After all, he'd prayed for whoever was up there to help him, and to help his mom, who hadn't stopped crying since Noah died two months ago. But since when have prayers actually been answered? And since when has Jesus been so irreverent?"--Amazon.com
The boy in the moon by Ronald Koertge( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High school senior Nick feels his universe breaking up around him as his relationship with his two lifelong friends Kevin and Frieda threatens to change
Deadville by Ronald Koertge( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While visiting an injured classmate in the hospital, sixteen-year-old Ryan, who is trying to come to terms with his sister's death from cancer, meets a young patient who claims to be able to see into the world where the dead live
Sadie's story by Christine Heppermann( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her two best friends take a vacation without her, nine-year-old Sadie meets a witch who takes her on a bird-watching adventure. Includes birding tips
Mariposa blues by Ronald Koertge( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Returning to California for the summer to help train and race thoroughbreds, thirteen-year-old Graham tries to cope with the changes in his relationships with his dad and best friend Leslie and become an individual in his own right
The ogre's wife : poems by Ronald Koertge( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ron Koertge wants to do nothing but delight. Armed with his trademark wit, he introduces readers to Little Red Riding Hood all grown up with a fondness for salsa and chips, explores the thorny relationship of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese, spies a Trojan pony and the children it bamboozles, and offers an alternate reading to the Icarus story. He meets Walt Whitman on the set of an X-rated movie, attends his gardener's funeral, and goes to his beloved race track. Seminal figures from pop mythology speak up in unexpected ways: The Beast, transformed by Beauty, hints that his new life isn't exactly what he expected. Gretel enrolls in night school, the ogre's wife from the beanstalk yarn writes a heart-rending story on her cutting board, and a group of fourth-graders on a field trip encounters Death. Occasionally setting aside free verse, there are couplets about a Bette Davis movie, a sestina about routine blood tests, a villanelle set in a topless bar, and a set of haibun that chronicles an entire day. Reverend Ike and John Lennon said, "Whatever gets you through the night." This book will do just that and carry you right on in to the next day, guaranteed
 
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Shakespeare makes the playoffs
Alternative Names
Koertge, Ron

Koertge, Ronald 1940-

Languages
English (100)

German (15)

Italian (3)

Danish (2)

Spanish (2)

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13 : thirteen stories that capture the agony and ecstasy of being thirteenShakespeare bats cleanupThe Brimstone journalsStraysThe Arizona kidMargaux with an XBoy girl boyWhere the kissing never stops