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Extra Innings: Baseball Poems
     

Extra Innings: Baseball Poems

by Lee Bennett Hopkins (Editor), Scott Medlock (Illustrator)
 

This collection of poems includes “Casey at the Bat” and May Swenson’s classic “Analysis of Baseball” as well as newer, lesser-known pieces that will be embraced by all who play, watch, dream about, and celebrate the game of baseball.

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This collection of poems includes “Casey at the Bat” and May Swenson’s classic “Analysis of Baseball” as well as newer, lesser-known pieces that will be embraced by all who play, watch, dream about, and celebrate the game of baseball.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The poems are a wonderful cross-section of this favorite American sport. Moving from the game to the players, the equipment, and even an ode to the umpire, the poetry is easy to take and complimented with terrific oils by Medlock. It is a collection that features children and adults, boys and girls all playing the game, plus a third of the poems were written by women. Try a comparison of "Casey at the Bat" in this collection with the one by Polacco to generate discussion about the artists and they way they interpret stories.
Janice Del Negro
A collection of 19 poems about baseball, bolstered by vibrant oil-on-paper illustrations that are sure to attract attention, even from reluctant readers. Poets include May Swenson, Lillian Morrison, Ernest Thayer, and Lee Bennett Hopkins, each of whom gives his or her personal take on the art and craft of baseball--from perfect games to Satchel Paige's grabbing a handful of stars and whipping "three hot strikes burnin' down the heavens." The paintings feature male and females from an assortment of cultures, all depicted with a vigorous brush. This is a useful compilation for large collections, and it will be a lifesaver for children who view poetry with dismay.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152268336
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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