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Title:
I hit the ball! : baseball poems for the young
Author:
Fehler, Gene, 1940-
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Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [1996]

©1996
Physical Description:
viii, 120 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
A collection of poems about baseball written from a child's point of view.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780786402328
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library PS3556.E37 I2 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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As long as there are children, baseball will never die. They understand, perhaps intuitively, the beauty of the game--the thrill of taking a stick or bat and trying to hit a pitch. They understand the magic of a shoestring catch or a dink hit to right that somehow becomes a home run.Such is the stuff of baseball dreams and such is the stuff these poems are made of. Baseball poet Gene Fehler evokes those childhood memories of the game. His book of poetry is not just for the young but also for those who read to them or play catch with them. Divided into five parts (the strange world of baseball; fans, families and bench-warmers; playing the game; baseball dreams and desires; and a player's primer), these poems vividly recall why the game is so important to kids.And parents: They are a great way to pique children's interest in poetry in general.


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