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… See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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
Sales rank:
1,425,253
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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