Freddy Adu

Freddy Adu

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by Becky Thatcher
     
 
The United States had never seen a young soccer phenomenon like Freddy Adu. As a young boy in the African country of Ghana, he learned to play with a soccer ball and make amazing fakes and tricks look easy. When he was eleven, he was scoring against thirteen and fourteen-year-olds. When he was fourteen, he was a star on the Under-17 U.S. boys soccer team. Soon after

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The United States had never seen a young soccer phenomenon like Freddy Adu. As a young boy in the African country of Ghana, he learned to play with a soccer ball and make amazing fakes and tricks look easy. When he was eleven, he was scoring against thirteen and fourteen-year-olds. When he was fourteen, he was a star on the Under-17 U.S. boys soccer team. Soon after he graduated from high school and became a professional soccer player drawing huge crowds to soccer stadiums all over the U.S.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-These slim biographies cover the childhoods and early fame of these young soccer stars. All have a large, bold font and mostly short declarative sentences and contain a multitude of colorful action photographs. However, all too often the captions include the word "here" as in "here she celebrates-" or "here he holds-," which makes the texts stiff and redundant. The lists of further reading cite recent, age-appropriate magazine articles. The chronology in Chastain differs from the text, which may confuse readers. In Donovan, the author mentions that when the athlete scored a goal, he would "do something crazy," but the author neglects to elucidate any further. While reluctant readers will find these titles appealing, their flaws render them serviceable at best. A note in each book states that it has not been authorized or endorsed by the biographee.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584153856
Publisher:
Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Series:
No Hands Allowed Ser.: Soccer Superstars
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Freddy Adu 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is so hard to find any good soccer books for young children. My son wants to do book reports on soccer stars. This beginning chapter book reads at this level, third grade, and it is filled with full color action photo's.