Casey at the Bat

Casey at the Bat

by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator)
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Trade Paperback, 32 pages
Price: $6.99

The immortal ballad of Casey, the infamous batter of Mudville who learns not to count his hits before they’re pitched, is brought to new life with Patricia Polacco’s colorful and humorous illustrations. Adding her own prose introduction and ending to the tale, Polacco gives warmth and personality to a timeless classic in a way that children will delight in for years to come.

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Summary: Casey is re-imagined as a young player who learns his lesson about being boastful.

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