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Joy in Mudville

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Written in English


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The day after Mighty Casey"s strikeout, the Mudville Nine are in a crucial game when a relief pitcher--a girl--is sent in and quickly proves herself to the crowd using moves from football, tennis, and soccer.

Edition Notes

Statementwritten by Bob Raczka ; illustrations by Glin Dibley
ContributionsDibley, Glin, illustrator, Thayer, Ernest Lawrence, 1863-1940
LC ClassificationsPZ8.3.R1155 Joy 2014
The Physical Object
Pagination1 volume (unpaged) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26484106M
ISBN 100761360158
ISBN 109780761360155, 9781467709538
LC Control Number2013018619

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  Set in the s, JOY IN MUDVILLE is the story of three Chicagoans whose weary lives are changed forever by a vision in the sky. Something wonderful. Filled with hope and fear, each leaves home to pursue a glowing star that will ultimately soar halfway across the continent-- a messenger to their lonely hearts, set in motion by a single momentous event the Brand: Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Her first name, Joy, alludes to the beloved baseball poem’s last line, and her last name, Armstrong, proves an accurate description of her pitching skills, which also showcase her . Joy In Mudville: Being a Complete Account of the Unparalleled History of the New York Mets From Their Most Perturbed Beginnings to Their Amazing Rise to Glory and Renown by George Vecsey and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at . But there is no joy in Mudville—mighty Casey has struck out. This poem is in the public domain. Ernest Lawrence Thayer was born on Aug in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

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