Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic, Sung in the Year 1888

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Putnam & Grosset Group, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
"A home-run effort." --Publisher's Weekly

Patricia Polacco's spirited illustrations capture all the fun and action-packed drama of Thayer's immortal ballad.

"The poem is launched with bright, bold illustrations that milk all the humor from the situation...Fresh and funny, this rendition should attract a whole new audience to the poem." --Booklist

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User Review  - lissabeth21 - LibraryThing

Not only did I love reading this to my son, and not only did he love hearing it, but THIS remarkable work of painstaking "reproduction" brought the tale of Casey to a whole new level. I spent over 30 ... Read full review

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The story of "Casey at the Bat" and the Mudville nine is a familiar one, but Bing's illustrations make the story fresh again. The book's layout resembles that of a contemporary newspaper, which gives ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Patricia Polacco is the prolific author and illustrator of over fifty picture books, and has received over 75 awards and honors for her work. She is also an energetic and enthusiastic public speaker--she visits over 100 classrooms every year. She lives in Union City, Michigan.

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