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Cody Parker is the new kid in school. He’s overweight, scared and hates his new life in Dullsville, Maryland, aka Baltimore, where he’s a target–okay, a big target–for brutal teasing. But he loves baseball. And despite his size, he plays third base like a dream. Too bad he’s competing for the starting job on the Orioles of the Dulaney Babe Ruth League against budding hoodlum Dante Rizzo, who vows to squeeze Cody’s head like a grape if he beats him out. Life gets even more complicated when Cody’s school, York Middle, is beset by a rash of mysterious thefts, a crime wave that threatens to sideline Cody–and ruin a golden season for the Orioles. Will Cody ever succeed in getting people to see him for who he really is?
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Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
Spring is officially here! The baseball books are in the book stores. Cody Parker hates the hostile teasing he gets for his burly frame. The bullies call him "fat boy" and even nastier names. Plus nobody believes he can be a good baseball player. The new kid in Baltimore, Cody tries out for third base only to discover he has competition from criminal-in-the-making Dante Rizzo. When Cody does end up with the third base gig, he has made an enemy for life. Worse yet, Dante goes to the same school and when expensive items turn up missing he makes sure suspicion falls on Cody. With his baseball prowess and likeable nature, he does make friends and solves the mystery of the thefts. Mr. Cowherd tells a good story here and Cal Ripken, Jr's baseball knowledge keeps the reader rooting for homers from home plate seats. This second book in "Cal Ripken, Jr.'s All-Stars" series is a home-run. The book is a jumping off point for discussions on confidence building, dealing with bullies, and baseball. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan
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Gr 4–7—Middle-schooler Cody, new in Baltimore, loves all sports, particularly baseball, and he's good at them despite the fact that he's a bit overweight (he prefers the term "burly"). He uses humor to make people like him, which works for the most part but not with bully Dante, who loses his third-base starting position to Cody. There's a mystery to solve and plenty of exciting baseball action as the team plays for an undefeated season and the championship. The various elements work well together to create a fast-moving story, and the characterizations of the parents and coach are great. These adults are supportive and helpful, giving good advice and practical lessons. The coach really has no ego. His philosophy: "Please don't let me screw this up." Another well-developed character is Jessica, Cody's athletic neighbor, who becomes his good friend and defender. She is smart and can hold her own against the boys in a baseball story. Ripkin and Cowherd have created a definite winner for anyone with the slightest interest in baseball, sports in general, those adjusting to a new city or school, being overweight in middle school, or just wanting to be entertained by a good story.—Kate Kohlbeck, Randall School, Waukesha, WI
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423140016
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Series: Cal Ripken, Jr.'s All-Stars Series , #2
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author


Cal Ripken, Jr. was a shortstop and third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles for his entire twenty-one-season career (1981-2001). Nicknamed "The Iron Man" for his work ethic and reliability on the field, Cal Ripken, Jr. is most remembered for playing a record 2,632 straight games over seventeen seasons, shattering the record previously held by the legendary Lou Gehrig. Cal was a nineteen-time all-star and is one of eight players in history to amass over 400 home runs and 3,000 hits. In 2007 he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, after earning the most votes in history. Mr. Ripken is CEO of Ripken Baseball, Inc., a company dedicated to growing the game of baseball at the grassroots level. He currently lives in Maryland with his wife and two children.

Kevin Cowherd is an award-winning sports columnist with the Baltimore Sun. He has also written for Men's Health, Parenting, and Baseball Digest magazines and is the author of a collection of columns, Last Call at the 7-Eleven. He has coached youth baseball, basketball, and soccer teams for many years. He lives near Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and three children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

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    Great book writen by a great author and baseball player. GO CAL!!!!!!!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Bullying

    This is a good book to teach about bullying and will be good for kids i recommend it

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    It is a good book

    It is a good book





    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Need help on life by Cledus

    The greatest book ever it does teach alot like how to stop bullying and eat right so you can be healthy and live great!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    Awesome

    Great book! Cal ripken is the best writer ever!!:)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Paris

    Ripken is a great aurher

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Baseball

    Baseball

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    Awesomness

    This book is awesome I just finished reading it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    To lol

    I LOVE THIS SEIRIES BECAUSE I AM CAL RIPKEN JR. SON

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    Lol

    More like super-size cock. Im I right ladies?lol

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Awesome

    The best book i ever read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    Bigtimesolo

    Great book its worth the money

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    Ellie

    *sucks mikes dck*

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    Mike

    Can i have sum?

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    Amber

    Lays on alice and sucks on her boo.bs for a minute then travals down to the pu.s.s.y and sucks on it mouning deeoly

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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