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Spotlight Soccer
     

Spotlight Soccer

by Ricardo Sanchez, Ian Waryanto (Illustrator)
 

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More than anything else, Francodreams of going pro some day.After all, his soccer coaches say he's the best kind of player—more giving than greedy, preferring to rack up the assists instead of scoring goals. And that method works just fine until Franco has to change schools. On his new team, the Warlocks,Franco's pass-first approach to soccer just isn&

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More than anything else, Francodreams of going pro some day.After all, his soccer coaches say he's the best kind of player—more giving than greedy, preferring to rack up the assists instead of scoring goals. And that method works just fine until Franco has to change schools. On his new team, the Warlocks,Franco's pass-first approach to soccer just isn't working. To make matters worse, theteam is filled with ball-hogs, and their coach doesn't seem to care. Francorefuses to let his dream of going pro die, but the new team is pretty much a living nightmare...

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Children's Literature - Erika Clark
At five feet and six inches tall, weighing 130 pounds, Franco glides pass an opponent and closes in on the goal. He hooks to the right and pounces to the left, while dribbling the soccer ball with swift footwork. As he raises back his left leg, most readers are probably imagining that he will make the shot. But instead he punts the ball high in the air and watches it make contact with the sweaty forehead of his teammate. Then in a flash, his teammate makes the shot right in the goal, winning the game. But it was all a dream! As reality sets in, Franco is in the back seat of his mom’s minivan. It is the first day of school, he is new kid from a different neighborhood, and most importantly Garfield’s soccer team is horrible and never wins any games. So he thinks. Will Franco help bring his new team around, while adjusting to the new school? In this graphic novel chapter book Sports Illustrated has captured a great story with relatable messages about tenacity, collaboration, and adjusting to unfamiliar places and surroundings. Reviewer: Erika Clark; Ages 8 to 14.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434291820
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
07/01/2014
Series:
Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels Series
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
176,302
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
GN320L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Ricardo Sanchez is a writer, Emmy winning creator, and executive producer. His comic book credits include Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Resident Evil,RIFT: Telara Chronicles, and many others. When he's not writing comics, Ricardo maintains a vintage toy blog, drives 70's muscle cars, and shops year round for Halloween decorations for his home in Redwood City, CA.

Based in Malaysia, artist Ian Waryanto's work has appeared inseveral independent comics, including Monster Ninjas.

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