BASEBALL FOR EVERYONE by Janet Wyman Coleman

BASEBALL FOR EVERYONE

150 Years of America’s Favorite Game
Age Range: 8 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

“How can you paint American history without baseball?” asked artist Ralph Fasanella. This well-written, child-friendly history addresses the game of baseball as it relates to the culture of the nation. The evolution of the game is presented, but this is not a play-by-play account. Published to coincide with an exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, the work is copiously illustrated with photographs of artifacts from the exhibition. There are the requisite paintings, drawings, and photographs, but there are also advertising signs and figures, sculptures, illustrated scorecards, games, weather vanes, quilts and needlework, and other objects that are entirely unique. A large number of these works were created by anonymous artists. Folk art is a reflection of the world of ordinary people and baseball has been very much a part of America for almost its entire history. A great addition to the literature of the great American game. (Nonfiction. 8+)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-8109-4580-0
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Abrams
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 2003




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