And the Crowd Goes Wild!: A Global Gathering of Sports Poems

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FriesenPress, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 80 pages
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From rock climbing to lacrosse, tennis to ping-pong, and swimming to soccer, this unique anthology pays joyous tribute to a wide spectrum of sports. Fifty poets, representing 10 countries, share a mix of thoughtful and humorous perspectives on all aspects of athletics. A potpourri of poetry styles pay tribute to an athlete's determination, agony, and exhilaration, celebrate the spirit of spunk and fair play, and more. Award-winning Canadian author-illustrator Kevin Sylvester lends energy to the poems with exuberant pen-and-ink drawings. Here's a book that's sure to be a slam dunk for readers ages 8 - 12. Visit our website at CrowdGoesWildPoems.com. A portion of the royalties from this book will be donated to Right to Play.
 

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AND THE CROWD GOES WILD! is a wide-ranging collection of poetry for young readers, organized around themes of sports and games. The volume features eye-catching and often humorous colour illustrations ... Read full review

Contents

Stadium Speaks
1
Ready Set GOLD A Poem for Two Voices
2
Lacrosse the Creators Game
3
What Do You Do With
4
Six Times a Charm
5
Kings Gambit
6
Table Tennis Triolet
7
Tennis Without a Net
8
Sore Sport
31
Weighty Matters
32
Muhammad Ali The Rumble in the Jungle
33
Newspaper Mates
34
Curling Stone
36
I Hate Hockey
37
The Goal
38
Adventure at the Bottom of the World
40

Spot the Sport
9
Bonfire in Darkness
10
I Am a Special Olympian
11
The Letter
12
Volleyball
14
Javelin
15
Rock n Rappel
16
High Dive
17
Synchronized Roberta
18
Water Reflections
19
A Poem for Two Voices
20
Hail Mary Pass
22
Little Brothers
23
i watch football with my father
24
Superfan
26
Sweat
28
Wrecked
30
Mono Skier
42
Slick Trickster
44
Gymnast
45
Air Apparent
46
Thumbs Up
47
Parents
48
in mudwinter after E E Cummings
50
CrossCountry Runner
52
At the Chicago Marathon
53
Plenty People Chasing One Ball
55
Put Notcher in Goal
56
Pianoball
58
Last Chance Bat
60
World Series
62
The Sportsman or the Scientist?
64
Closing Ceremonies 27 lines for 27 days of Olympic and Paralympic Games
66
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About the author (2012)

Kevin Sylvester is an award-winning writer, illustrator, and broadcaster. His books include the Neil Flambe series, " Gold Medal for Weird", and "Sports Hall of Weird". He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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