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VIRTUAL EVENT: Special Story Time: Casey at the Bat

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Free and open to the public

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Special Story Time: Casey at the Bat

with Christopher Bing

Join award-winning illustrator Christopher Bing for a special story time and Q&A of Ernest L. Thayer's 1888 iconic ballad Casey at the Bat. Admire Bing's masterful pen and ink scratchboard "engravings" in late 19th-century style, seamlessly blended with memorabilia and trompe l'oeil recreations in this homage to the great American pastime.

Christopher Bing won a 2001 Caldecott Honor Award for his picture book interpretation of the classic 1888 poem Casey at the Bat. His 2nd book, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere also an ALA Notable Children's Book as well as a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. Called “an impressive volume” by Publishers' Weekly. In a starred review, Booklist termed it “a remarkable visual interpretation of Longfellow’s classic poem.” Mr. Bing lives in Massachusetts where he works on picture books, op-editorials, humor and more. He also holds workshops, talks, and residencies.



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