The Fastest Game on Two Feet

And Other Poems about How Sports Began

By Alice Low; John Obrien (Illustrator)
Holiday House, Hardcover, 9780823419050, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 2009

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Have you ever wondered how your favorite sports began? The history of sports is surprising--the original soccer ball was a skull; bowling was part of an early religious ritual; and lacrosse games initially stretched for miles and lasted for days. Includes a time line of sports history.

About the Author
Alice Low is the author of the New York Times best-seller The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches, a book that has been adapted into a musical and a short animated film. She has also edited several anthologies and written many children's books and poems. Alice Low lives in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

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