How did a poor Brazilian boy named Edson--who kicked rocks down roads and dribbled balls made from rags--go on to become the greatest soccer player of all time? This inspiring picture-book biography tells the story of a boy who overcame tremendous odds to become the world champion soccer star Pel. Full color.
HOW DID A POOR BOY named Edson - who kicked rocks down roads and dribbled balls made from rags - go on to become the greatest soccer player of all time? While other kids memorized letters, Edson memorized the scores of soccer matches. And when Edson finally played in a youth soccer tournament in the town of Bauru, Brazil, he focused on only one thing from the moment the whistle blew: the goal.
Here is the story of the boy who overcame tremendous odds to become the world champion soccer star Pele.
About the Author :
Lesa Cline Ransome has contributed to Young Pele: Soccer's First Star as an author.
Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome are the author and illustrator of "Satchel Paige, " the story of the first black player to pitch in a major league World Series. James is also the illustrator of such titles as "Let My People Go" by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack and "Under the Quilt of Night" by Deborah Hopkinson and has received many accolades for his illustrations, including the Coretta Scott King Award and the NAACP Image Award. James and Lesa live with their four children in upstate New York. Visit James at his Web site: www.jamesransome.com.
|Title:||Young Pele: Soccer's First Star||Publisher:||Schwartz & Wade Books|
|Author:||Lesa Cline Ransome, James Ransome|
|No. of Pages:||40|
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