Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888 (Hardcover)
 
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Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888 (Hardcover)

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    "And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; But there is no joy in Mudville-mighty Casey has struck out." Those lines have echoed through the decades, the final stanza of a poem published pseudonymously in the June 3, 1888, issue of ......more

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"And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; But there is no joy in Mudville-mighty Casey has struck out." Those lines have echoed through the decades, the final stanza of a poem published pseudonymously in the June 3, 1888, issue of the San Francisco Examiner. Its author would rather have seen it forgotten. Instead, Ernest Thayer's poem has taken a well-deserved place as an enduring icon of Americana. Christopher Bing's magnificent version of this immortal ballad of the flailing 19th-century baseball star is rendered as though it had been newly discovered in a hundred-year-old scrapbook. Bing seamlessly weaves real and trompe l'oeil reproductions of artifacts-period baseball cards, tickets, advertisements, and a host of other memorabilia into the narrative to present a rich and multifaceted panorama of a bygone era. A book to be pored over by children, treasured by aficionados of the sport-and given as a gift to all ages: a tragi-comic celebration of heroism and of a golden era of sport.

Christopher Bing, whose first book, "Casey at the Bat," was named a 2001 Caldecott Honor Book, lives with his wife and three children in Lexington, Massachusetts, in a house directly on the Freedom Trail, the route on which Paul Revere rod

Author:
Thayer, Ernest Lawrence
Series Title:
Caldecott Honor Book
Genre:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball
Audience:
Children/juvenile
Edition:
1
Format:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Publisher:
Chronicle Books Llc
Publish Date:
10/01/2000
Copyright Year:
2000
ISBN:
9781929766000
Height:
12.25 in
Wdth:
9.25 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
1.15 lb
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