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The Kid Who Only Hit Homers (Matt Christopher Sports Classics) Paperback – July 30, 1986
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When Sylvester meets George Baruth, he goes from being a terrible hitter to the boy who only hit homers! But how will he answer some of the difficult questions that go with his new talent?
Matt Christopher's series of sports fiction novels have captured the imagination of young readers everywhere. He also writes about basketball, hockey, soccer and other sports. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
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Matt Christopher is the best selling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.
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Sylvester changes in several ways throughout the book. His skills as a baseball player increase dramatically. This leads to the improvement of his self-confidence, which allows him to feel more comfortable with himself.
This book was banned because of Snooky Malone's belief in everyone's being born under a star, which some readers interpret as ant-Christian. I think that this book shouldn't have banned. (spoiler)
The book was great. It had good detail and the story was like it was based on a true story. If you like baseball it's a great book to read.
It's exciting enough to read about a kid who only hits homers but the book becomes even more interesting as a meditation on the meaning of success. The fact that I still remember this book at all is a true testament to how enjoyable it was. Buy it for your kid - among childrens literature, this book is a true classic.
Sam W, 11