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Ripken, Cal.
New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, 2011
IL 3-6, RL 5.2
ISBN 1423140001
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Connor Sullivan plays baseball for his Babe Ruth league team, the Orioles. He’s an All-Star shortstop and a cleanup hitter. The team is glad they have him. He has skill, dedication and he’s funny. But, lately, Connor just isn’t the same. Maybe he’s worried about something at home or working too hard. Whatever the reason, his temper is out of control. When Connor  makes a mistake at the games, he erupts with a temper outburst. He slams his batting helmet down and throws his glove. His opponents are calling him “Psycho Sully”. Jordy, Connor best friend is starting to avoid him. Coach Hammond is thinking about benching him. Now, the school newspaper is doing an article about Connor’s temper tantrums including some embarrassing photos! 
The championship game is coming up, so Connor has to get his act together. Will he help the team win or will his temper get the best of him?  (Booktalk written by Susan MacDonald-GSF Committee/Weeks Public Library)
SUBJECTS:     Emotions -- Fiction.
                        Temper tantrums -- Fiction.
                        Baseball -- Fiction.
                        Conduct of life -- Fiction.

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