Casey at the Bat

Casey at the Bat

A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888

Book - 2000
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A lavishly illustrated edition of the famous poem.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Handprint Books, c2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781929766000
1929766009
0439331684
Characteristics: [30] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bing, Christopher H. - Illustrator

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FindingJane Sep 26, 2016

This classic poem is enriched by the old-fashioned black-and-sepia drawings and the additions of faux newspaper clippings that artfully surround the poem as it progresses. The pictures set the story firmly within its 19th-century origins with drawings of $0.20 tickets for the fictional baseball game and illustrations of faux advertisements for everything from neckties, soap to baseball gloves.

It is a genial tale, even with its glum conclusion, and this particular rendering captures all the sparkle that accompanied a 19th-century summer day spent at the games.

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