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Casey at the Bat

Casey at the Bat

Age Level:
Middle Grade
Fiction, Poetry
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This classic poem, which may not be familiar to kids today, is given a contemporary update by illustrator Joe Morse, who moves the setting to the inner city. Contrast this version with other illustrated versions of the poem and examine how the illustrations and text work together to affect meaning.

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