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Casey at the Bat

Casey at the Bat Visions in Poetry is an exciting and unique series of classic poems illustrated by outstanding contemporary artists in stunning hardcover editions Casey at the Bat the fourth book in the series is t

  • Title: Casey at the Bat
  • Author: Ernest Lawrence Thayer Joe Morse
  • ISBN: 9781553378273
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Visions in Poetry is an exciting and unique series of classic poems illustrated by outstanding contemporary artists in stunning hardcover editions Casey at the Bat, the fourth book in the series, is than a poem about a proud and mighty slugger who strikes out during the big game It is a slice of baseball lore, as much a part of the game as hot dogs and the seventh iVisions in Poetry is an exciting and unique series of classic poems illustrated by outstanding contemporary artists in stunning hardcover editions Casey at the Bat, the fourth book in the series, is than a poem about a proud and mighty slugger who strikes out during the big game It is a slice of baseball lore, as much a part of the game as hot dogs and the seventh inning stretch Illustrator Joe Morse sets the poem on gritty urban streets with a multiracial cast of characters It s a startlingly fresh approach that not only revives the poem for a new generation, but also brings it new richness and depth.

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    1. 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 [...]

    2. I have arranged my thoughts on this truly charming poem into a haiku:"Crowd expectationsFail to match with the hero,And his fat ego."

    3. 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 t [...]

    4. 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 baseball/softball. It had a lot of relation to his team and also to baseball in general.Plot 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 [...]

    5. 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 equipment sales. Bing [...]

    6. 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 more clearly. I don't see the content of this book being appeali [...]

    7. The book is laid out like a newspaper and memorabilia scrap book, with the black and white ink illustrations, the newspaper clippings, tickets, money, photos, medals and other memorabilia. The front and back outside covers are reminiscent of a photo album or scrapbook. The author's note on how he created the illustrations is very detailed. There is even an obituary of Thayer included on the inside of the back cover. I can understand why it was given a Caldecott honor.

    8. 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. Brilliantnnoklikes/post/108660

    9. This nonfiction picture book is about the final half inning of a baseball game. This baseball poem was written by Ernest Thayer in 1888 about the team of Mudville 9.

    10. I adore this series. It takes classic poems and recontextualizes them into a whole new expression by vivid art. Many of the new versions go in unexpected directions. This poem in particular was not that interesting to me on its own. Joe Morse and his illustrations essentially rewrite the poem with a much more powerful message about inner city lived experience and racial tensions. This book is incredible and hard to find these days, but most libraries will carry a copy if you are lucky.

    11. The poem is classic, if overdone, and the illustrations are by Patricia Polacco so what's not to love? But isn't her best. The before and after narration, while firmly setting the poem in the Little League field, which is a nice twist, and the end is just a touch saccharin. Altogether, it just doesn't hold up well. Fine for the baseball-loving 3-year-old, though.

    12. Genre: PoetryFormat: Picture bookAwards received: Caldecott Honor BookSummary: When the outlook for the Mudville nine is looking grim, many fans lose hope. However, a few hold true, thinking that if Casey could get to bat the game could be saved. When not one, but two players get an at bat, the crowed goes wild, for now Casey was advancing to the bat. As fans wait patiently for Casey to whack the cover off the ball, he allows two strikes to pass him. As he stands there ready to make a statement, [...]

    13. Casey at the bat is realistic fiction picture book. The book is a poem rather than a story. This book won the Caldecott Honor award for its realistic illustrations and newspaper clippings. The poem begins with a baseball team that was down two points in the last inning of a game. The team put several players up to bat, and advanced just far enough to put Casey up to bat. As Casey watches the pitcher, there is an ease about him. He knows that he is going to hit a home run, but the first ball that [...]

    14. Casey at the Bat is as classic as it gets. Ernest L Thayer's poem captures the spirit of 1880s era America through one of the greatest traditions our country has called its own: baseball. Christopher Bing's artwork combines with Thayer's original poem in this Caldecott Honor edition to create an experience of historical realism full of nostalgia and emotion. As the subtitle (A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888) suggests, Thayer's text was completed in 1888, over a hundred years ago. T [...]

    15. This book is based on the original poem “Casey at the Bat” written by Ernest L. Thayer. It 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. It is a ballad. The text is the simple, classic baseball poem penned by Ernest Lawrence Thayer. Though 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 app [...]

    16. Summarize the book This is a modern take on the classic poem written in 1888 by Ernest Thayer, set in a little league context. The main character, of course, is Mighty Casey. However, in this take he is a 12 year old boy who arrogantly skips warm-ups and practices, and shows up almost late to the baseball game, believing that he is so good that it won’t matter if he warms up or not. Of course, we all know how this story ends: Mighty Casey strikes out. In the end, Casey admits he made an enormo [...]

    17. February 3, 2017Casey At The Bat by Ernst Lawrence Thayer, Copyright: October 2000 (1888), Genre: Poetry*SPOILER ALERTThe book I read today was Casey At The Bat by Ernst Lawrence Thayer and I thought it was a real interesting read. This story was about a baseball game back in the 1800’s. There was one inning left in the game and the team was losing, but the crowed was not worried because the mighty Casey was up to bat. There were two other players on base, so the mighty Casey needed to hit a h [...]

    18. A bit of poetic esoterica from the world of American sports. No, it’s not about cricket, you Brits, it’s not hurling, or even other particularly American delicacies such as dwarf-tossing (sorry, couldn’t resist, maybe I should have said jello wrestling?). This is a poem about the sacred sport of American baseball, the “American Pastime,” as captured in probably the most famous (or is it infamous) American sports poem, published in the San Francisco Examiner on June 3, 1888. Here it is [...]

    19. Summary:Casey at the Bat is about a young baseball player, who has such great impact on his hometown team of Mudville. The game was tied and Casey was their last chance, as the crowd got angry with each strike, Casey gave his last hit his best – but the mighty player struck out.Evaluation:Casey at the Bat is a Caldecott Medal award book. I enjoy reading Casey at the Bat because the pictures are composed in a way to reinforce the literacy. I also like this book because it helps the students as [...]

    20. Summary: Casey at the Bat is about a young man who is a baseball player on his hometown team in Mudville. Casey was out in a tough situation as he was up to bat during a tied game. He was his team’s last chance and the crowd begin getting upset with every pitch. Will Casey’s best be good enough?Evaluation: This book is a Caldecott Honor book. This text is a well composed book with illustrations that are presented in a way that makes the reader feel as if they are on the field. This book will [...]

    21. This book takes place at a baseball game where the main character Casey continues to do poorly during the game. The book itself is very entertaining and the pictures in the book illustrate both for the reader and for the audience what the main character looks like and what a typical game of baseball is like. The pictures themselves are colorful and full of life. The pictures are also consistent with what is going on in the book. I would probably read this book to 1st or 2nd grade students becaus [...]

    22. 2001 Caldecott Honor - Favorite Illustration: the top view of the baseball diamond, with the pitcher's arm extended after the throw and Casey pridefully examining his fingernails.I have long known of this famous poem, and it's deserved spot in Americana, but I have never enjoyed an illustrated version so much as this one! I love the way Bing decided to mirror the newspaper pages of the time, which was the way most Americans were able to 'watch' a baseball game. I also loved the little 'extras' h [...]

    23. If I was a fan of baseball, I probably would have liked this a lot more. I do like a lot of the historical pieces that are included in this book. You can definitely see why this picked up a Caldecott honor for the illustrations. I found it enjoyable to read even being a person who does not care at all about baseball. I imagine this would be a very good picture book choice for someone who was even remotely interested in baseball.

    24. This is a nice picture book for older children. It does have some difficult vocabulary in it. I didn't like it because I have no idea who Casey is but I am sure that a child that enjoys baseball and would like to learn about past baseball stars would like this book. The illustrations fit well with the style of writing and the rest of the book. They helped to supplement what was going on in the text.

    25. Casey at the Bat has been a favorite poem of mine since childhood, and it is now one of my favorite poems to read aloud. The illustrations by Christopher Bing in this version, however, take it to a whole new level. The details are phenomenal and the students are stunned that these are illustrations and not photographs. They really help to bring this classic poem to life for a new generation. Recommended for all ages to share together.

    26. Year published: 2000Grade Level: AllThis version of the popular poem has spectacular illustrations to go along with the story. I have always loved this poem and loved sharing it with my group because it has so much meaning for those of us who love baseball. Since I am a Cubs fan, I feel I can really relate to the feeling of the fans when their favorite player and the one who is most likely to succeed actually strikes out!

    27. Really, this is a 4.5 rating for me :-)A great way to tell the famous Casey at the Bat ballad, full of authentic looking newspaper clippings and other "mementos." Look for the editor's note at the back (in one of those authentic-looking clippings) on the design process for this book. It would make an interesting study in an art class or any area in which you are looking at historical typography and design.

    28. This is a great book if you appreciate baseball, not just as a sport, but as poetry. I love how this poem puts baseball in motion. It captures the attention of the audience with creative language and rhythm. The art work in the book also has something to be said for itself. Some of the newspaper clippings are from newspapers in the late 19th century. This book includes type, hand-drawn art, baseball ephemera, and background illustrations.

    29. This book is cute. I think it would be hard for younger children to read or to share with a class because there is so much going on in the pictures. There also isn't a lot of color in this book. This book had a different ending that I thought. Mighty Casey struck out. Then it just ends. There was such a build up to Casey up to bat and then it just ends.I guess this could be god for kids to understand that not everyone is perfect. We all make mistakes.

    30. This book helped me make a breakthrough with a client who is usually nonverbal and does not change her facial expressions. However, after I read this book to her she gave a big smile and then sang along twice with me to "Take Me Out To The Ballgame." The artwork in this book is really fun, and C. F. Payne achieved very specific facial and body expressions. I think it helped my client make her own expression.

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