The Fastest Game on Two Feet: And Other Poems about How Sports Began (Hardcover)

And Other Poems about How Sports Began

By Alice Low, John Obrien (Illustrator)

Holiday House, 9780823419050, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2009



Have you ever wondered how your favorite sport began? Basketball got its start when a physical education instructor invented a new game for bored students. The original soccer ball might have been a skull The history of other sports is just as surprising--bowling was part of an early religious ritual; lacrosse games used to stretch for miles and last for days; and the king of France once outlawed tennis because it was a gambling game
Alice Low's witty poems, vividly ilustrated by John O'Brien's uproarious cartoons, hit a true home run for readers.