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

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    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
    "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.


    ISBN 9781929766000
    Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Baseball & Softball
    Format Hardcover
    Publisher Date 2000-10-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Chronicle Books Llc
    Copyright Year 2000
    Height 12.25 in
    Wdth 9.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 1.15 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888
    Series Name Caldecott Honor Book
    Edition Number 1
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Thayer, Ernest Lawrence

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        I've read it numerous times before and it's the superlative picture book version of Ernest Thayer's poem. Christopher Bing has done a great job of assembling drawings and ephemera of the time into his wonderful version of Casey at the Bat.

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