The Best of Pro Soccer

The Best of Pro Soccer

by Heather Adamson
     
 

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David Beckham dribbles the ball from midfield. He sheds defenders left and right as he streaks toward the goal. He kicks the ball and sends it soaring past the diving goaltender. Goal! The best moments and players in pro soccer history are at your fingertips. Look inside to discover who scored the best goal, made the best save, or had the best penalty shot. The Best… See more details below

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David Beckham dribbles the ball from midfield. He sheds defenders left and right as he streaks toward the goal. He kicks the ball and sends it soaring past the diving goaltender. Goal! The best moments and players in pro soccer history are at your fingertips. Look inside to discover who scored the best goal, made the best save, or had the best penalty shot. The Best of Pro Soccer gets you into the game.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Tiffany Torbeck
Since soccer is not yet as popular as football and baseball in this country, readers have much more to learn about the greatest players and plays of the game. This title introduces readers to some familiar names like David Beckham and Mia Hamm but also mentions players most likely unknown to young soccer fans—for instance, Lev Yashin, a Russian goalkeeper that did not allow any goals for 200 games. That is something for any young soccer player to aspire to! World Cup matches are treated with the same type of reverence that some sports writers would reserve only for the Super Bowl. The pictures are incredible action shots, especially the photo accompanying the best bicycle kick entry. New vocabulary words are highlighted on each page in red and are defined at the bottom of the pages as well as in the glossary. Further reading, an index, and an endorsement for FactHound are also included and will help young soccer enthusiasts along. Future soccer stars will be inspired to add more American players to the list of greats and be curious about the legends of soccer. Reviewer: Tiffany Torbeck
School Library Journal
Gr 2-3–This series highlights the most outstanding plays in each of these sports. From the best homerun to the best touchdown pass, readers will learn about the achievements of superstars past and present. Only Soccer includes women. Spreads feature short, large font sentences in boxes opposite a colorful full-page photo. Some words are highlighted in red and defined at the bottom of the pages as well as in the glossaries, which include pronunciation guidance. Use this series as a good discussion starter–each book includes just enough information to generate arguments among fans about which play was really the best.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429633314
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Series:
Best of Pro Sports Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
941,028
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
NC680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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