Lineup for Yesterday

Lineup for Yesterday Cover

Lineup for Yesterday

By Ogden Nash; C. F. Payne (Illustrator)

Creative Editions, Hardcover, 9781568462127, 55pp.

Publication Date: August 24, 2011

Description
In 1949, SPORT magazine published Lineup for Yesterday, a collection of poems by Ogden Nash celebrating the greatest big-league baseball players of the 1800s and early 1900s. Using an alphabetical approach, the famous wordsmith paid entertaining tribute to 24 legends of the diamond, encapsulating each in just 4 clever lines. Creative Editions is proud to present this masterpiece to a new generation of fans, reintroducing icons from the formative years of professional baseball. The masterful mixed-media illustrations of C. F. Payne portray these heroes of summer in their athletic primes in this, the first-ever picture book publication of Nash's classic.


About the Author
Though best remembered for his light verse, Ogden Nash also achieved success as a lyricist -- with "One Touch of Venus, book by S.J. Perelman and music by Kurt Weill -- and as the writer of verses set to classical music such as Saint-Saens "Carnival of the Animals" and Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf." He died in 1971.

EVE BUNTING has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz. She lives in Southern California.