Casey at the Bat
Courier Corporation, Jan 1, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 56 pages
A blend of the absurd and the tragic lies at the heart of this immortal baseball ballad, an authentic masterpiece of American humor. This grand edition steps up to the plate with more than fifty bold pen-and-ink drawings that perfectly capture the poem's ironic tone and comic spirit.
From its 1888 debut in the San Francisco Examiner, "Casey at the Bat" quickly caught on with a public that was embracing baseball as the national pastime. By the turn of the twentieth century, everyone was familiar with the Mudville Nine and its vainglorious slugger. An Introduction by Martin Gardner traces the remarkable history of a poem that has inspired songs, movies, and cartoons. This new edition of a folkloric favorite will delight baseball fans, nostalgia buffs, and lovers of Americana. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rhoadesm1 - LibraryThing
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