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Shakespeare Bats Cleanup

Koertge, Ron

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ISBN 10: 0763629391 / ISBN 13: 9780763629397
Published by Candlewick Press, 2003
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. When a fourteen-year-old baseball player catches mononucleosis, he discovers that keeping a journal and experimenting with poetry not only helps fill the time, it also helps him deal with life, love, and loss. Size: 5" x 7 1/2" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 028247

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Title: Shakespeare Bats Cleanup

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Soft

Book Condition:Near Fine

Signed: Signed By Author

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

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"This funny and poignant novel celebrates the power of writing to help young people make sense of their lives and unlock and confront their problems." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)

When MVP Kevin Boland gets the news that he has mono and won’t be seeing a baseball field for a while, he suddenly finds himself scrawling a poem down the middle of a page in his journal. To get some help, he cops a poetry book from his dad’s den - and before Kevin knows it, he’s writing in verse about stuff like, Will his jock friends give up on him? What’s the deal with girlfriends? Surprisingly enough, after his health improves, he keeps on writing, about the smart-talking Latina girl who thinks poets are cool, and even about his mother, whose death is a still-tender loss. Written in free verse with examples of several poetic forms slipped into the mix, including a sonnet, haiku, pastoral, and even a pantoum, this funny, poignant story by a master of dialogue is an English teacher’s dream - sure to hook poetry lovers, baseball fanatics, mono recoverers, and everyone in between.

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RON KOERTGE: "I find it funny that kids will willingly follow the rules in any game, but if you give them rules for writing poetry, they rebel!"

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