Goof-Off Goalie [NOOK Book]

Overview



SOCCER DREAMS AND PLENTY OF ACTION this second book in the Gym Shorts series scores high with new readers.

There’s nothing Goose wants more than to play goalie for his soccer team. It looks like such fun – and so easy! – on TV. But to say Goose has a little trouble focusing is a bit of an understatement.  Luckily, his friend Henry agrees to train him. Just as Goose starts to improve, Henry gets grounded for slipping grades. Can Goose ...

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Overview



SOCCER DREAMS AND PLENTY OF ACTION this second book in the Gym Shorts series scores high with new readers.

There’s nothing Goose wants more than to play goalie for his soccer team. It looks like such fun – and so easy! – on TV. But to say Goose has a little trouble focusing is a bit of an understatement.  Luckily, his friend Henry agrees to train him. Just as Goose starts to improve, Henry gets grounded for slipping grades. Can Goose make it to goalie? Can he help Henry who has helped him so much already? 


Goof-Off Goalie is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 2-4- Five kids with distinct personalities-Henry, Goose, Rocky, Rita, and Jazz-are the stars of this new series. Basketball Bats focuses on Henry, who rounds up his friends to play basketball against some bullies. Unfortunately, he becomes a ball hog, but he can count on his friends to remind him that they need to work together. The lesson, of course, is that there is no "I" in "team." In Goof-Off Goalie , Goose must focus so that he can convince the soccer coach that he's the best choice for goalie. His friends help him train for the big game, and he learns that, if you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. It's no surprise that both Henry and Goose win their respective games in the end. McCauley's illustrations have a childlike quality, giving the impression that the characters themselves doodled in their school notebooks. These titles are ideal for easy chapter-book readers who aren't quite ready for Matt Christopher or Mike Lupica. The series will likely develop a following among sports lovers. However, the question remains: Will any of the characters in the sequels actually lose a game?-Laura Lutz, Queens Borough Public Library, NY

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429968898
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Publication date: 5/27/2008
  • Series: Gym Shorts Series
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 875,433
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 280L (what's this?)
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Betty Hicks is the author of this season’s Basketball Bats (see page 16) and several sports novels for older readers, including Busted! (see page 28) and I Smell Like Ham . She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Adam McCauley is the illustrator of this season’s Basketball Bats (see page 16). He lives in San Francisco, California.

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