Casey at the Bat

A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888

Illustrated by C. F. Payne
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About The Book

The outlook wasn't brilliant
for the Mudville nine that day:
The score stood four to two
with but one inning more to play....
Since 1888 Casey at the Bat has been read and loved by baseball fans around the world. Now Mighty Casey has been brought to life by celebrated illustrator C. F. Payne, who captures the old-fashioned fun of an afternoon at the ballpark for a brand-new generation.

About The Illustrator

C. F. Payne has illustrated more than a dozen picture books, including the New York Times bestselling Mousetronaut by astronaut Mark Kelly, the Texas Bluebonnet winner Shoeless Joe & Black Betsy, written by Phil Bildner, and the New York Times bestsellers The Remarkable Farkle McBride and Micawber, both by John Lithgow. He teaches at the Columbus College of Design, where he is the chair of the Illustration Department. Payne lives with his wife and children in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit him online at CFPayne.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (March 1, 2003)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689854941
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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