Baseball is a game of fine points and grand gestures, small blunders and bold accomplishments—the hook slide into second, the humble bunt, the unexpected wild pitch, the bases-loaded home run. Poet and baseball fan Marjorie Maddox pays tribute to these and other details that make the national pastime an enduring and engaging sport for players and fans alike. Surprising wordplay and keen images offer a unique perspective of the classic American game. John Sandford’s memorable characters and scenes play up the drama.
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|Publisher:||Wipf & Stock Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
About the Author
John Sandford has illustrated many books, including Down Buttermilk Lane by Barbara Mitchell; Moonstick: The Seasons of the Sioux by Eve Bunting; and The Terrible Hodag and the Animal Catchers by Caroline Arnold. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.
What People are Saying About This
Praise for Rules of the Game
“Maddox comes right over the heart of the plate with these gems, exploring all aspects of our great game. If you’re a fan, you’ll love her way with words (peanuts and Cracker Jack optional).”
—Paul B. Janeczko, author of That Sweet Diamond: Baseball Poems
“These energetic baseball poems are as intricate as the game itself. They’re full of playful language and baseball truths.”
—Rich Wallace, author of Wrestling Sturbridge and the Winning Season sports series
“These poems are delightful, evocative glimpses of the beauty and substance behind baseball. Short, quick, and playful, they evoke classic baseball poems by Robert Francis and Marianne Moore, while remaining accessible to children and interesting to adults.”
—Tim Wiles, coeditor of Line Drives:100 Contemporary Baseball Poems