Independence Day Fun Activities

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Frank used to be a big city sportswriter but his career ends. Imagine that you can pick up where Frank left off and become a sportswriter and create some articles, blogs, newscasts, etc. based on the technology you have available.

Frank Bascombe Novels

Ford wrote a series of three novels with Frank Bascombe as the main character: The Sportswriter, Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land. Read the other two novels and see what else you can discover about Frank's life.

Dinner with Some Greats

Ford's writing style has been compared to that of John Updike, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway and Walker Percy. Imagine that you could invite these men to dinner. What would you serve? What would you talk about? Do you think the evening would go on for days with heated discussion?

Ballplayers for a Day

Join Frank and Paul in their visits to...

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