Casey At the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the

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  1. Brina Brina says:

    Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer first written in 1888 is the best known baseball poem ever penned In this classic piece the Mudville nine trail entering the bottom of the ninth inning and mighty Casey heads to the plate with a chance to tie the game According to lore Casey strikes out on three pitches leaving both his team and fans dejected Yet the beauty of baseball is that the Mudville nine will have another chance to win the next day I am hardly a fan of mythology yet to me there is nothing mythical than baseball lore passed down through the years I read a version of the poem illustrated by Gerald Fitzgerald that details the determination on Casey's face as he tries his hard to win the game on one swing The pictures depict small town baseball in time gone by and are a lovely edition to this poem Even though I had already read a type of mythology for my classics bingo this year Casey at the Bat is my taste Safe to say if there is a mythology suare for bingo next year I will probably decide to read a version of Babe Ruth's called shot

  2. Calista Calista says:

    I love the Disney cartoon short of this little story It’s funny and pretty much the same thing No one is really into baseball in this house but my dad is He played every sport in his high school and he has an enduring love for his baseball cardinals when they were in St Louis So my dad is visiting at the moment and I let him read this to everyone while he was here It was a family story timeI gave this 4 stars because how they tell the story with old newspaper clippings was really interesting and uniue It really fit the story perfectly It puts you in the feel of being in baseballWith everything we did to make the story fun the kids are not into baseball me either The nephew did like the ending where Casey strikes out He thought that was funny but that was all he cared for Still his Poppy was very entertaining and he put in all the historical commentary and the kids loved seeing Poppy be so silly He gave this 4 stars for the whole experience The niece laughed at her Poppy She said she didn’t care for the story but it was fun anyway She enjoyed seeing Poppy swing his hips like he was going to bat She gave this 3 stars

  3. K. Anna Kraft K. Anna Kraft says:

    I have arranged my thoughts on this truly charming poem into a haikuCrowd expectationsFail to match with the heroAnd his fat ego

  4. Theo Logos Theo Logos says:

    If you love and appreciate baseball not only as a sport but also as poetry in motion and a metaphor for the American experience then this is a book that you simply must have Formatted as clippings from an old time newspaper contained within a scrapbook with other mementos it never once steps out of character front and back dust cover blurbs thanks and acknowledgements editor's notes dedication all the way down to publisher's information ISBN and Library of Congress data all maintain this charming illusion A tremendous amount of thought and care have gone into creating this book making it an heirloom uality treasure Christopher Bing spent time researching the photo archives of the Baseball Hall of Fame the Sports Museum of New England as well as various individuals' collections of memorabilia to put together this beautiful and creative volumeThe text is the simple classic baseball poem penned by Ernest Lawrence Thayer Each page however is rich with detail The pictures depict a game played in the late nineteenth century and are painstakingly accurate in period detail and rendered as engraved newspaper pictures of the period These pictures are then overlaid with other mementos such as old time cigarette baseball cards stereoscopic photos and clippings from The National Sports Reporter Gazette all of which are creatively apropos to the page on which they appear When the crowd in the poem calls to kill the umpire a clipping from an old catalogue advertising rifled barrel revolvers appears When they concede that they would bet even money on the game if only Casey could come to bat coinage and paper currency of the time period overlay the pictureThrough the clippings from The National Sports Reporter Gazette Bing includes valuable tidbits of baseball history and period trivia We learn that the overhand pitch was once not allowed and many opposed its introduction believing that it would unbalance the game in favor of pitching One clipping shows that blacks were originally able to play professional baseball until frozen out by unofficial agreements of owners and managers including Hall of Famer Cap Anson We even discover the meaning behind the derisive terms lulu and cake as used in the poemThough younger children may enjoy having it read to them and looking at the pictures this book is most effective with those who can read and appreciate all of the many added charms that it contains It is a book that can be enjoy at eight and appreciated even at eighty There may be no joy in Mudville but I'll wager that any baseball fan that receives this book will have than enough of the stuff to go around

  5. ❂ Murder by Death ❂ Murder by Death says:

    Magnificent presentation of an American classic I'm an ardent lover of baseball and I've always loved this poem and I was awed by the care and detail the illustrators editors and publisher put into this edition Brillianthttpjennbooklikescompost108660

  6. Abigail Abigail says:

    Casey at the Bat illustrated and expanded by Patricia PolaccoFirst published in 1888 in The San Francisco Examiner Ernest Thayer's famous baseball poem in which an overconfident batsman strikes out bringing disappointment and defeat to the Mudville team has been expanded and reinvented by prolific children's author and artist Patricia Polacco in this charming picture book which presents the cocky batsman as a little league player Using the poem itself as her main text The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day The score stood four to two with but one inning to play Polacco adds a brief prose narrative at the beginning and end of her book filling out the story and giving it an unexpected and ultimately heartwarming conclusionThe only one of Polacco's many picture books that she did not write herself at least not in whole Casey at the Bat presents a uniue and entirely fitting revisionist take on this American classic Fitting because Polacco's body of work as a whole has a distinctly American ethos I have seen her books described as Americana a judgment with which I would concur and her artwork is well suited to this tale I can't say in all honesty that Thayer's poem has ever been a personal favorite of mine but Polacco's presentation certainly makes me feel its hometown charm Recommended to young baseball enthusiasts and to fans of the authorartist

  7. Morgan Monty Morgan Monty says:

    Personal Response I thought that this poem was good I however sometimes couldn´t keep the story line straight I liked it however because it involved a lot of suspicion and I also like baseballsoftball It had a lot of relation to his team and also to baseball in generalPlot Summary This poem was mainly about a tight baseball game The best batter on the team was most likely not going to be able to get up to bat However he does and his teammates get him there The other team is leading the game with one inning left and ahead by two runs and Casey needed to get up to bat in order for the team to win Part of the crowd of Caseyś team was leaving because they did not have faith in the team However Caseyś team hit and got Casey up to bat On the first pitch he got hit He did not want to get onto the base without getting a hit so he waited for the next two pitches He waited for the second pitch and it was a strike Casey now has two strikes and is starting to get a little nervous He then waits patiently for the last pitch and it was a strike; he swung but missed Casey struck out His teammates and the crowd were stricken because the best hitter on the team had never before missed a chance to win the game He was never the same again and neither were his fans Recommendation My recommendation for this poem is for high school students The grade range would probably be from ninth through tenth grades because the story behind it was a little confusing I rated this poem with four stars because it was interesting but was a little hard to follow when it explained events that were happening during the game The story however behind the poem was fairly good

  8. Ch_beth Rice Ch_beth Rice says:

    The original poem “Casey at the Bat” written by Ernest L Thayer was first published in the San Francisco Examiner in June of 1888 It tells of the how the much revered Casey struck out in the crucial moments of a baseball game In this Caldecott Honor version by Christopher Bing the poem is enhanced by the old fashioned scrapbook motif It is complete with the torn and yellowed edges of newspaper clippings that relate to various baseball stories of the era as well as euipment sales Bing includes other artifacts one would find in an old scrapbook such as ticket stubs and old baseball cards The detailed and carefully executed illustrations draw readers into the moments of the game and the time of the story I recommend use this book with young students in not only a poetry unit but also a writing unit as an example of ideas for writing as well as organization of text and the presentation of the piece A wonderful and beautiful book that is a worthwhile addition to any classroom or home library

  9. Stefanie Burns Stefanie Burns says:

    Beautifully illustrated version of the popular Casey and the Bat ballad I was unfamiliar with this ballad but from the note at the end of the book it has been very popular since the late 1800s The song is written in rhyme which it forces at times The illustrations are striking and very enjoyable to look at which makes up for the language of the poem The vocabulary is difficult for children but with explanation it can be made clearly I don't see the content of this book being appealing for children but I love the illustrations It's a striking book but not one I would add to my collection However I can see why it received a Caldecott Honor

  10. Clay Davis Clay Davis says:

    A seasonal read with the Major League Playoffs in full swing The illustrations add to the story of the poem Definitely a classic in American literature

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