The Fastest Game on Two Feet: And Other Poems about how Sports Began
Have you ever wondered how your favorite sport began? Basketball got its start when a physical education instructor invented a new game for bored students. The original soccer ball might have been a skull! The history of other sports is just as surprising--bowling was part of an early religious ritual; lacrosse games used to stretch for miles and last for days; and the king of France once outlawed tennis because it was a gambling game!
Alice Low's witty poems, vividly ilustrated by John O'Brien's uproarious cartoons, hit a true home run for readers.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - emilyann93 - LibraryThing
this book is about different poems that about sports. It gives you the historical background of how each sport started out back in the day. For example, bowling was part of a religious ritual. Skiing ... Read full review
Review: The Fastest Game on Two Feet: And Other Poems about How Sports BeganUser Review - Annie Combest-friedman - Goodreads
This book combined two unlikely ideas which were sports and poetry. Through this book, it could introduce a style of art to students who are athletically inclined. The structure of the book included ... Read full review