The Soccer Shoe Clue (Nancy Drew Notebooks Series #5)

( 3 )

Overview

Kick! Splat! Yuck!
Who let the air out of the soccer ball? WHo added salt to the water on the sidelines? Who put the red glop in the goalie's soccer shoes?
It's gooey. It's gross. It's not fair. Soccer is supposed to be a kick. But somebody's being a drag. Nancy Drew wants to know who's playing the silly games with her third grade soccer team!

Starring a younger version of a character who's well ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (87) from $1.99   
  • New (12) from $1.99   
  • Used (75) from $1.99   
The Soccer Shoe Clue (Nancy Drew Notebooks Series #5)

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$4.99
BN.com price
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.

Overview

Kick! Splat! Yuck!
Who let the air out of the soccer ball? WHo added salt to the water on the sidelines? Who put the red glop in the goalie's soccer shoes?
It's gooey. It's gross. It's not fair. Soccer is supposed to be a kick. But somebody's being a drag. Nancy Drew wants to know who's playing the silly games with her third grade soccer team!

Starring a younger version of a character who's well known to readers of all ages, this series is quickly becoming popular with the middle-grade set. Soccer is supposed to be a kick, but someone is being a drag. Nancy Drew is on the trail to find out who's playing silly games with the equipment of her third-grade team. Original.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671879495
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Series: Nancy Drew Notebooks Series , #5
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 362,400
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Keene is the author of the ever-popular Nancy Drew books.

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

Chapter 1

"Eewww...Yuck!" Amara Shane cried out. Her voice echoed off the metal lockers in the girls' locker room.

"What's wrong?" eight-year-old Nancy Drew asked. She looked up as she finished putting on her shin guards.

"There's something yucky in my soccer shoe," Amara said. "Something sticky. It's gross!"

Nancy looked around for her friend George Fayne. George was the captain of the soccer team. She would help Amara. But George was not in the locker room.

All the other girls on the team watched as Nancy got up and walked over to Amara.

"Let me see," Nancy said.

Amara was sitting on a wooden bench in the locker room. School was out for the day. Now the third-grade girls' soccer team was getting ready for practice. Backpacks and jackets were scattered all over the place.

"I don't want to touch it," Amara said. She stuck out her foot to show Nancy.

"I can't see anything," Nancy said. "You'll have to take off your shoe."

Amara wrinkled up her nose and made a face. But she took her shoe off She used only two fingers of each hand; so she wouldn't have to touch it much.

When she pulled her shoe off, all the girls in the room said, "Eewww! Gross!"

Amara's knee sock was covered with something slimy. Something dark red and slimy. Nancy bent down to take a closer look. It really was gross.

All the other girls crowded around Amara. All except Carrie Rodis. She kept putting on her own soccer shoes.

Carrie was new at Carl Sandburg Elementary School. She had just moved into Nancy's neighborhood. She had joined the Tigers team the week before.

"That's the third mean trick someone has played on us this week," Nancy said.

"I'll help you clean it up," Erin Kelly said to Amara.

Nancy smiled. Erin was just about the nicest person in the whole school.

"Thanks," Amara said.

"Girls? Are you ready to practice?"

Nancy turned around. Coach Santos was standing in the doorway. She was Julia Santos's mother.

Both Julia and her mother were very good soccer players. They were from Brazil, and soccer was a big sport there.

"We're not quite ready," Nancy told Coach Santos. "Someone put something icky in Amara's shoe."

"Oh, no! Not another prank," Coach Santos said.

"I can't play goalie with my shoe all slimy," Amara complained.

"Well, clean it up," Coach Santos said. She smiled at Amara. "Put on a clean sock, too. And, everyone else, hurry up. It looks as if it's going to rain. Let's get practice started."

Nancy quickly pulled on her soccer cleats. She checked the elastic on her reddish blond ponytail. It was still tight. Then she glanced around the locker room.

Hey, Nancy thought. Where is George? Nancy wanted to go look for her friend. But Coach Santos was watching her.

"Come on, Tigers. The sky is getting cloudier all the time, " Coach Santos urged. "Let's get outside while we still can play."

Nancy pulled a red sweatshirt on over her T-shirt. Then she grabbed her soccer ball and a net bag with two other balls. She hurried to follow the other girls outside.

"This is creepy," Lindsay Mitchell whispered to Nancy as they walked toward the field. "On Wednesday someone tied big knots in the laces of my soccer shoes."

"I know," Nancy said with a nod. "Someone let the air out of Julia's ball on Friday, too."

"You're a detective, " Lindsay said. "Maybe you can figure out who's doing this — and who put the icky stuff in Amara's shoe."

Maybe I can, Nancy thought. At least I can try.

She saw Carrie Rodis walking ahead of them all by herself. Nancy had noticed that Carrie had ignored Amara. She hadn't seemed to care about the goo in Amara's shoe. Was Carrie the one trying to hurt the team?

There was no way to know for sure. But someone had been playing tricks on the soccer team. And Carrie had a good reason to do it.

Before she had moved, Carrie had played for the Lions. They were another elementary school team. And they were the Tigers' biggest rivals!

Maybe Carrie still wants the Lions to beat us, Nancy thought. Maybe she's trying to make our team look bad so that her old friends will win.

"Hey, Nancy! Lindsay! " a voice called.

Nancy and Lindsay turned around and saw George running toward them. Her dark curls bounced as she ran. Her long legs carried her quickly across the field.

"Where were you?" Nancy asked.

"I couldn't find my shin guards," George answered. "I thought maybe I left them in my cubby, so I went back to see. But they weren't there. Finally I found them in the trash."

"You're kidding!" Lindsay said.

George shook her head. "Someone must have taken them out of my backpack."

"Something else happened in the locker room today," Lindsay said quickly. She loved to be the first one to tell stories.

"What are you talking about?" George asked.

Lindsay told George about the yucky stuff in Amara's shoe. George frowned. She looked down at her shin guards. "I think it was Carrie."

Nancy was surprised that George suspected Carrie, too. She didn't want to say that in front of Lindsay, though, so she said, "But she's a good player."

"Who cares?" George said. "She acts like she's the only one who's any good. She's always telling me how to pass the ball. Like I don't already know."

The three girls started walking toward the field again.

Nancy squinted. Carrie was kicking a soccer ball. It flew into the air and went into the goal. It was a good shot. It would have been hard for a goalie to catch it.

"She's one of our best players, " Lindsay said.

George made a face. "So what," she said.

Just then a cheer went up from the sidelines. Nancy looked across the field.

Two girls were standing there. They were watching the team play.

The ball rolled toward Carrie, and she kicked it again. Again it sailed into the goal.

"Way to go, Carrie!" the girls on the sidelines yelled.

"Who are they?" Nancy asked. "I don't recognize them."

"I do," George said in a grouchy voice.

"Well? Are you going to tell me?" Nancy asked.

"That's Margot Bachwood and Tonya Morris," George said. "I remember them from last year's games. They're two of the best soccer players on the Lions team. And the Lions are our team's worst enemies!"

Copyright© 1995 by Simon & Schuster Inc.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2004

    Great Book!!!!!

    This book was so good! I loved trying to figure the mystery out and at some parts I could not stop laughing! You should read this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Best book ever

    One of tha best books ever published

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)