The fastest game on two feet: and other poems about how sports began

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c2009.
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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.
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title_displayThe fastest game on two feet : and other poems about how sports began
title_fullThe fastest game on two feet : and other poems about how sports began / by Alice Low ; illustrated by John O'Brien
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title_suband other poems about how sports began