Fastest Game On Two Feet And Other Poems About How Sports Began
Using conjecture and historical facts, presents poems about how nineteen different sports got their start and grew into the games we know today.
Have you ever wondered how your favourite sport began? Basketball got its start when a physical education instructor invented a new game for bored students. The original soccer ball might have been a skull! The history of other sports is just as surprising- bowling was part of an early religious ritual; lacrosse games used to stretch for miles and last for days; and the king of France once outlawed tennis because it was a gambling game! Alice Low's witty poems, vividly ilustrated by John O'Brien's uproarious cartoons, hit a true home run for readers.Publisher: Holiday House
Author: Alice Low
Format: School & Library Binding
Dimensions: 0.5 x 10.2 x 10.2 inches