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Conor Murphy is a Czech-American boy living with his family in Prague Czech Republic. He lives with his father Matt, mother Dana and sister Jana. Conor wants to learn to play baseball. Dad takes it upon himself to teach Conor. It takes a year for Conor to learn the finer points of the game. Dad takes Conor to a youth baseball tournament and a youth baseball team practice session. The team lets Conor practice with them. The team SaBat is having tryouts the next Saturday. Conor attends tryouts. He is selected as one of three new players. He develops into a fireball pitcher and a home run slugger. Conor learns sportsmanship and works to make the youth games more enjoyable for the boys rather than eyeing the opponents as enemies and not a opponents. His sister Jana takes ballet lessons and is selected to dance a solo at the school's recital. Jana does well and is offered a scholarship and a staring roll in an upcoming production of the Nutcracker. Conor's team makes it to the playoffs. The league has a banquet for all the players. Conor is disappointed that he did not receive a team honor. But a special award comes his way.
|Publisher:||Barnes & Noble Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Before starting his writing career, Tecumapese Morning Star, Tec to his friends, was an elementary school librarian and teacher. After leaving the education field, he worked in the fast-food industry, the hospitality industry, and the retail industry. Tec is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. He has a diploma in writing for Children from the Stratford Career Institute. Tec has a diploma in freelance writing from the Penn Foster Distant Learning Center. He has one son and three grandchildren. Tec in his free time practices and teaches karate. He holds the rank of Soke, tenth-degree black belt. He also has a Doctor of Philosophy and Sciences in Martial Arts. Tec also holds third and fourth-degree ranks in two other styles. Tec also plays saxophone in a local community wind symphony. Tec is also a certified United States Soccer Federation referee. Tec and his family are of Native American descent and enrolled members of the Shawnee Nation Appalachian Tribe.