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Players In Pigtails Hardcover – March 1, 2003
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Leeks who believe a cow is one of Santa’s reindeer, carrots who accept an invitation to a party given by rabbits, and a leek and carrot couple whose romance precipitates total vegetable warfare are the hapless protagonists in these satiric, snarky stories. Hardcover
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Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ
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If you've seen A League of Their Own, you probably know that when American men went off in droves to fight WWII, American women stepped up to the plate (literally) to save America's Pastime, baseball. Players in Pigtails tells the story of baseball-crazy Katie Casey, who is one of hundreds of girls who tried out for (and made) the All American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s. The story follows Katie's journey from her frustrations at home, failing at home ec and other "womanly" pursuit, to Chicago to try out for the new league, to the league's efforts to make "players in pigtails" more palatable to the public by making sure the girls of the GPBL were very ladylike.
My sons, ages 2 and 4, both really like this book, so don't make the mistake of thinking it's only for girls! The illustrations are whimsical and endearing, though I do have one pet peeve: in the last scene, Katie hits a grand slam home run -- but in the picture that accompanies the text, there are no base runners on the pitch, only fielders!
Corey's author's note makes this picture book that much more valuable and will allow elementary school teachers to more readily use it with upper grades.
I read it to my 22 6th graders and they loved it!!! The amazing fact that the first line of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" includes the name of a GIRL will surely amaze all readers.
Corey's knack for effectively and poetically crafting text in a picture book is something that older (and younger) elementary-aged students can study for their own ventures into writing.
She provides excellent models (with these historical fiction picture books) for taking history and reshaping it with a fictional slant while preserving the integrity of the historical events.
Wow!!! Buy it and read it to a kid!!!!!
A fun fact: One of America's favorite songs, "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," was written about a girl!
Players in Pigtails shows young girls and boys that despite how society may expect them to act, girls can do anything they want to. With wonderful illustrations and an inspiring (and fun) story, this book is an absolute home run!
This book tells the story of Katie Casey, who played with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during World War II.
Illustrations are simple, cute.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of my favorite books to give the girls at the right time during the season!
I also donated this to my own children's school library. Read more
An entertaining and informative picture book about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League that was created in the mid 1940’s to keep the nations favorite pastime alive... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Shelli
My students were stunned to learn that the song was written for a girl. What a great lesson and they loved the story!Published 21 months ago by Jennifer Hoffman