Madlenka Soccer Star

Madlenka Soccer Star

by Peter Sís, Kathleen McInerney
     
 

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Madlenka—that cosmopolitan little girl whose city block is a world of its own—is back and ready to play! When she dribbles her brand new soccer ball out the door and around the corner, it seems that everyone wants to get in the game—the mailbox, a dog, even a parking meter, but especially all the

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This ebook includes audio narration.

Madlenka—that cosmopolitan little girl whose city block is a world of its own—is back and ready to play! When she dribbles her brand new soccer ball out the door and around the corner, it seems that everyone wants to get in the game—the mailbox, a dog, even a parking meter, but especially all the neighborhood cats, and there are enough of them to make a team. But they're no match for Madlenka, who scores the winning goal.

Three-time Caldecott Honoree Peter Sis rides the rising tide of soccer enthusiasm to score another winner. Read by Kathleen McInerny.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"In the universe, on a planet, on a continent, in a country, in a city, on a block, in a house, lives a little girl named Madlenka, who dreams of being a soccer star." Madlenka's home remains a place that's at once familiar and fantastic, where no one, not even the trash cans, can avoid soccer fever. Dribbling along the street, Madlenka challenges everything she meets, from mailboxes to parking meters (which have eyes, limbs, and surprised expressions) and a team of cats. Endnotes about the history and global love of the game drive home the message: "The whole world wants to play soccer!" Ages 4-8. (Oct.)
From the Publisher

“Imagination is everything, keeping Madlenka moving until the other children of the neighborhood begin to appear in the courtyard. A tribute to the pleasures of kicking a ball around, by yourself or with others.” —The Chicago Tribune

“Sis's illustrations live up to his reputation, with the apartment buildings in muted shades of grey, standing protectively round the soccer field. A brief history of soccer follows the story of Madlenka, with a map of the countries where the sport is played, and with "soccer" translated into the word by which it is known in each country.” —San Francisco Book Review

“Sís once again brings Madlenka's neighborhood to life in his familiar maplike depiction.” —School Library Journal

“Madlenka's home remains a place that's at once familiar and fantastic, where no one, not even the trash cans, can avoid soccer fever.” —Publishers Weekly

“Sís cleverly fuses the ethnically diverse makeup of a Manhattan neighborhood with a fanciful scene of Madlenka and Cleopatra playing soccer with children from around the world.” —Horn Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466819894
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
40
File size:
16 MB
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Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

PETER SÍS's two previous books about Madlenka, Madlenka and Madlenka's Dog, have won the hearts of children all around the world. Mr. Sís lives in New York City.


Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed illustrator, author, and filmmaker. He was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and attended the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague and the Royal College of Art in London. Peter is a seven-time winner of The New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, a two-time Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honoree, and has won the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal twice. Peter's books, Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei, Tibet through the Red Box, and The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain were all named Caldecott Honor books by the American Library Association. The Wall was also awarded the Robert F. Sibert Medal.

In addition, Peter Sís is the first children’s book illustrator to win the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. He was chosen to deliver the 2012 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture for the Association for Library Service to Children. Peter won the 2012 Hans Christian Andersen Award. This award is considered the most prestigious in international children's literature, given biennially by the International Board on Books for Young People.

Peter Sís lives in the New York City area with his wife and children.


Kathleen McInerney has narrated numerous audiobooks by bestselling authors such as Emily Giffin, Danielle Steel, Jeffrey Stepakoff, Mary Kay Andrews, and Linda Castillo. Her narration of Just One Day by Gayle Forman won an AudioFile Earphones Award. In reviewing Mary Kay Andrew’s Ladies’ Night, AudioFile magazine said, “McInerney makes each of the characters distinct and recognizable and gives each the perfect voice, accent, and vocal mannerisms. Most enjoyable and well performed.”

She has appeared onstage in New York and around the United States in both classical and contemporary theater. Her credits also include television commercials, daytime drama, radio plays, and animation voice-overs.

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