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Players In Pigtails (Scholastic Bookshelf) (original 2003; edition 2006)
by Shana Corey (Author)
Players in Pigtails by Shana Corey (2003)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0439183065, Paperback)Katie Casey is in a league of her own: "She preferred sliding to sewing, batting to baking, and home runs to homecoming." Unfortunately, baseball is not considered ladylike in 1942. But when the male professional baseball players are called away to war, Katie has her chance to step up to the plate. Players in Pigtails, inspired by the movie A League of Their Own, is a delightful tribute to the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League created by Chicago Cubs owner Phillip Wrigley during World War II. When author Shana Corey (Milly and the Macy’s Parade, You Forgot Your Skirt, Amelia Bloomer!) discovered that the lyrics of the popular 1908 song "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" featured a "baseball-mad" girl named Katie Casey, she simply had to share the story with children. Illustrator Rebecca Gibbon captures a gleeful era of women’s baseball in cheerful colors and carefully researched 1940s styles. Young readers will enjoy this exuberant, well-paced picture book about good old-fashioned girl power, complete with an informative and engaging author’s note about the girls’ league along with the lyrics to both "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and the official "Victory Song" of the AAGPBL. (Ages 5 and older) --Karin Snelson
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:06 -0400)
Katie Casey, a fictional character, helps start the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which gave women the opportunity to play professional baseball while America was involved in World War II.
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