WorldCat Identities

Koertge, Ronald

Overview
Works: 96 works in 305 publications in 4 languages and 18,705 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Novels in verse  Young adult works  Baseball stories  Short stories  Poetry  Spoken word poetry  Noir poetry  Fairy tales 
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 1,842 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 1,196 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 )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,050 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 Arizona kid by Ronald Koertge( Book )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Danish and held by 1,045 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
The Brimstone journals by Ronald Koertge( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of short interconnected poems, students at a high school nicknamed Brimstone reveal the violence existing and growing in their lives
Strays by Ronald Koertge( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently orphaned, sixteen-year-old Ted O'Connor is sent to a foster home
Margaux with an X by Ronald Koertge( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and German and held by 831 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
The Harmony Arms by Ronald Koertge( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 718 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
Boy girl boy by Ronald Koertge( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 705 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
Now playing : Stoner & Spaz II by Ronald Koertge( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 677 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
Where the kissing never stops by Ronald Koertge( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 673 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 )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 646 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 )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 622 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
Sadie's story by Christine Heppermann( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 605 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
The boy in the moon by Ronald Koertge( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 592 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
Coaltown Jesus by Ronald Koertge( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 574 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
Lies, knives and girls in red dresses by Ronald Koertge( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 568 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
Deadville by Ronald Koertge( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 509 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
Mariposa blues by Ronald Koertge( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 404 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
Jess's story by Christine Heppermann( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jess is a superstar on the field and on the court but a disaster in the kitchen, must to the dismay of her chef mother, until the mysterious witch Ms. M teaches Jess and her best friends Sadie and Maya all about growing herbs and using them in cooking. Includes a recipe and tips for young chefs
 
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Shakespeare makes the playoffs
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13 : thirteen stories that capture the agony and ecstasy of being thirteenShakespeare bats cleanupThe Arizona kidThe Brimstone journalsStraysMargaux with an XBoy girl boyNow playing : Stoner & Spaz II
Alternative Names
Koertge, Ron

Koertge, Ronald 1940-

Languages
English (132)

German (13)

Danish (2)

Italian (1)