Change-up: Baseball Poems

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
Baseball season! For a kid who loves the sport, everything about it is important. Pitching, batting, sliding, winning, losing, Grandpa's knuckleballs, superstitious teammates, cheering spectators--even the infield dust . . . each has a place in the player's life. And all are captured here in Fehler's perceptive, exuberant poetry and Donald Wu's lively illustrations. Readers who play baseball will recognize a kindred spirit in the young narrator whose voice is heard in this book and will share his pleasure in every aspect of the game. Sports fans may even discover that they're poetry fans, too.

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As the title suggests, this is a collection of baseball themed poems for children. The bright and happy illustrations enhance the poetry which can be read nostalgically by old-timers and with ... Read full review

CHANGE-UP: Baseball Poems

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Loving baseball is not limited to the actual playing season. There's the long winter filled with anticipation and memories. Then there's the fresh start that comes in the spring, followed by summer ... Read full review


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About the author (2009)

Gene Fehler is a widely-published and anthologized poet whose work has appeared in children's books, poetry collections, and college textbooks. He is also the author of five books, including two adult nonfiction titles about baseball's golden age. He lives in Seneca, South Carolina.

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