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The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia (Revised Edition)
     

The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia (Revised Edition)

by Clive Gifford
 

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The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia by Clive Gifford is the definitive guide to the world's most popular sport. From the sublime skills of Pele to the lifestyle of a professional soccer player, this gloriously illustrated book explores every aspect of the game. Freshly revised and updated, this is a world soccer book for the 2014 World Cup and beyond.

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The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia by Clive Gifford is the definitive guide to the world's most popular sport. From the sublime skills of Pele to the lifestyle of a professional soccer player, this gloriously illustrated book explores every aspect of the game. Freshly revised and updated, this is a world soccer book for the 2014 World Cup and beyond.

State-of-the-art digital illustrations and stunning photographs bring to life all the key rules, tactics, set plays, and skills. As well as offering practical advice, this informative book also provides an insider's view of the history of the game, profiles of the great clubs, and facts about women's soccer teams and players.

Comprehensive and visually thrilling, this book captures all the drama and the passion of a game that unites billions of people across the globe.

Includes free World Cup poster for readers to fill in as the tournament progresses

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“This comprehensive compilation of facts written by a soccer expert emphasizes modern professional soccer players but also explores historical precedents and amateur and youth competitors.” —Children's Literature

“A solid purchase where an all-encompassing encyclopedia is needed.” —School Library Journal

School Library Journal
12/01/2014
Gr 5–8—Soccer fans will enjoy this encyclopedic glimpse at their favorite sport, written by an author well known in the field. Chapters cover rules, skills, and popular players. Gifford updates his books every couple of years, so readers should be aware that this edition went to press before the 2014 World Cup results, with Germany winning in Brazil. There is no mention of the issues in Brazil, such as the safety problems or Luis Suárez biting an Italian player's ear in a game. Many chapters and colorful photographs are repeated from the previous years' editions. However, libraries that need a single-volume overview, rather than a set that separates out information over several titles, should go with Gifford's book.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753471678
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
05/13/2014
Series:
Kingfisher Encyclopedias Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of more than fifty books on the subjects of sports and soccer. His previous titles for Kingfisher include The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia, Soccer Skills, Summer Olympics, and Soccer.

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