The Doorman’s Repose by Chris Raschka

Reviewed by Melissa Beck (Library Staff)

I am awed by how Chris Raschka is able to balance off-the-wall with tender honesty in this collection of 10 interconnected stories about the residents of a high-rise in New York City.

I loved these quirky stories, especially the one about the doorman who was terrific at his job but was almost fired for his inability to talk baseball (“How about them Yankees?”) and the one about the mandatory opera singer inspection that almost went awry. (That story begins, “As everyone who lives in New York City knows, each building must have at least one working opera singer…It’s a fact–part of the fabric of the city.”)

These stories would be wonderful read-alouds for children of any age. In fact, I would love it if someone read them to me.

Located in Children’s Fiction (J FIC RASCHKA)

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