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Author Low, Alice.
Title The fastest game on two feet : and other poems about how sports began / by Alice Low ; illustrated by John O'Brien.
Pub Info New York : Holiday House, c2009.
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Edition 1st ed.
Descript 40 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Audience NP Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader MG 5.4 1 1 131537
Contents If there weren't any sports -- Running: they ran for their lives -- Skiing: a way to walk through snow -- Swimming: the dog paddle -- Gymnastics: fast on their feet -- Bowling: from aisle to alley -- Soccer: kicking the Dane's head -- Lacrosse: the fastest game on two feet -- Golf: a queen on the green -- Figure skating: Sonja Henie, girl in white -- Baseball: a man with a plan -- Badminton: the game at badminton -- Tennis: that gambling game -- Rugby: the play at rugby -- Football: a decisive match -- Bicycling: no pedals, no medals -- Basketball: James Naismith's predicament -- Surfing: Duke Kahanamoku's ride -- Skateboarding: the fastest water ski on earth -- Frisbee: a pie plate in the sky.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection
Summary Sports have origins in all kinds of activities, such as playing with sticks and stones, running from threats, and taking part in religious ceremonies. Using conjecture and historical facts, this book of poetry and prose relates how nineteen sports got their start and grew into the games we know today.
Subject Sports -- Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
Sports -- Poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
Add Author O'Brien, John, 1953-
ISBN 9780823419050 (reinforced) : $17.95
0823419053 (reinforced) : $17.95
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