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Balls on the Lawn: Games to Live By
     

Balls on the Lawn: Games to Live By

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by Brooks Butler Hays, Jeremy Stein (Illustrator)
 

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The serious leisure aficionado knows that it doesn't take much to transform a ho-hum afternoon into a truly memorable one—just a few balls, some mallets, maybe a horseshoe or two. The transformative nature of lawn sports takes center stage in Balls on the Lawn, an ode to classic outdoor activities, from the common (bocce) to the obscure (Kan-Jam).

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The serious leisure aficionado knows that it doesn't take much to transform a ho-hum afternoon into a truly memorable one—just a few balls, some mallets, maybe a horseshoe or two. The transformative nature of lawn sports takes center stage in Balls on the Lawn, an ode to classic outdoor activities, from the common (bocce) to the obscure (Kan-Jam). Including the history and complete rules of 10 iconic games, plus appropriate accompanying cocktails (serious leisure requires serious sustenance), Balls on the Lawn will revolutionize Saturday afternoons through the long-held traditions, robust competition, and abundant camaraderie of lawn sports.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452126395
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/18/2014
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Brooks Butler Hays is a horseshoe-loving freelance writer based in Washington, D.C.

Jeremy Stein is a designer and illustrator in New York City.

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Balls on the Lawn: Games to Live By 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have fond memories of playing croquet and shuttlecock aka badminton with the neighborhood kids, and horseshoes at my grandpa's with uncles and cousins. I enjoyed the humour of the author and the drawings. The history if the games and the rules are included...and its a short read