Shakespeare Bats Cleanup

Shakespeare Bats Cleanup

Book - 2006
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When a fourteen-year-old baseball player catches mononucleosis, he discovers that keeping a journal and experimenting with poetry not only helps fill the time, it also helps him deal with life, love, and loss.
Publisher: Cambridge : Candlewick Press, 2006, c2003
Edition: 1st pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780763629397
0763629391
Branch Call Number: YA PB Koert 3558ya 1
Characteristics: 116 p. ;,22 cm

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andreareads
Apr 10, 2013

I kind of / remember haiku from school last year. / I at least remember they’re little. / / But, man – I never saw so many frogs / in the moonlight. And leaves. Leaves / all over the place. / / Weren’t there any gardeners in ancient / Japan? Weren’t there any cats and dogs?

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andreareads
Apr 10, 2013

“Are you sure you’re not a poet, Kevin? / Or do you just point out uninspired / rhymes to all the girls?”

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andreareads
Apr 10, 2013

A few sixteen-year-old / girls sit together. It seems like they’re / wearing all the makeup they own. When / Mira introduces me, they don’t even look / up. We’re boring. Everything’s boring.

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andreareads
Apr 10, 2013

I’ve got this pitcher figured out: slider, / fastball, curve. Slider, fastball, curve. / Like meter in a bad poem – no surprises.

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kesha1123
Jul 31, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed this poetry tutorial through a personal narrative. Young readers will learn a pantoum, an elegy, a pastoral, couplets, a sonnet, a sestina, blank verse, free verse, and of course a haiku. I love the thoughtfulness of the word choice and the juxtaposition of doing the traditional activities versus exploring poetry or the arts. I love every poem but three stand out far above the other greats: A Poem for Poetry (comparing prose's arrogance to verse's humility), That Book I've been reading, and Under Construction (self exploration). I will use as a resource during future poetry units.

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AdrienneC
Mar 06, 2006

Confined to bed with mononucleosis and missing baseball and (gasp!) even school, Kevin turns to his father''s books to keep himself occupied. Discovering a book on poetry, he begins to experiment with various poetic forms in a journal, and discovers that poetry isn''t the yawn he thought it was. A quick read, reminiscent of 2004 YRCA nominee LOVE THAT DOG by Sharon Creech.

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