Ernest Lawrence Thayer Casey at the Bat

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Casey at the Bat

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Joe Morse is an award-winning illustrator and the director of Sheridan Institute's illustration degree program in Toronto, Ontario. His first picture book, Casey at the Bat, has received numerous honors.

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Kindergarten-Grade 3?Thayer's famous poem, presented here in picture-book format, is still fresh and still filled with excitement and suspense. Fitzgerald's colorful, double-spread acrylic illustrations pit the greens and yellows of the field against the bright blue sky. The scenes are softened and blurred by the brushwork, which, along with the players' loose-fitting striped uniforms, infuses the book with the atmosphere of an old-fashioned, hometown game. Casey swaggers through the verses, a Babe Ruth-like figure in command of the crowd until the last terrible moment when he swings and misses. In his illustrations for Jack Norworth's multilayered Take Me Out to the Ballgame (Four Winds, 1992), Alex Gillman uses interesting facts from the history of the sport to add meaning to the poem. This new offering simply illustrates an old bit of popular culture, but it captures the thrill of the game, and baseball fans will enjoy it. It's pure entertainment.?Shirley Wilton, Ocean County College, Toms River,
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