A British import, this chapter book has been vetted for use in U.S. schools by educational and reading consultants and rated at a Reading Level of 2.7. The consultants' additions to the slim title appear to be a glossary, several discussion questions, writing prompts, and an introduction to the use of FactHound in "Internet Sites." The story itself might be considered a painless introduction to the genre of science fiction. It is set on a huge starship rushing through the galaxies—so large, in fact, that children are accompanying their parents on the voyage. Thirteen-year-old Todd and his friends want to play soccer. They are given the chance when the captain loans them an empty cargo hold. The price is that they have to play a team of the spaceship's adults. Todd's "All Stars" learn a lot about the game before they have to face the real challenge waiting for them on the planet Astria. Reluctant-reader sports fans will enjoy this lighthearted look at soccer.