OPENING DAYS by Lee Bennett Hopkins

OPENING DAYS

Sports Poems
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Age Range: 8 - 12

KIRKUS REVIEW

 The team behind Extra Innings (1993), a book of baseball poems, widens their coverage of sports with this collection of 18 pieces of verse as nimble as their subjects. Particularly pleasing: Gary Soto's intimate, clever vignette on weight lifting; Walt Whitman's words on a runner's stride; Ray Wesson's miniature ode to exhaustion (``My feet/And seat/Are beat''), and Milton Bracker's witty exultation of baseball's opening day. Not every piece is gold--Jane Yolen makes mush of karate--but the book is never compromised. The imagery in Medlock's bright, heroic paintings ably captures the mood and energy of the poems. (Picture book/poetry. 8-12)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1996
ISBN: 0-15-200270-7
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 1996




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