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 - kbartholomew1 - LibraryThing
The Fastest Game on Two Feet is a poetry book about the history of sports. Every major sport known to man is mentioned in this book. Before each poem, the author gives a history and introduction to ... Read full review
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