SOCCER DREAMS AND PLENTY OF ACTION this second book in the Gym Shorts series scores high with new readers.
There's nothing Goose wants more than to play goalie for his soccer team. It looks like such fun – and so easy! – on TV. But to say Goose has a little trouble focusing is a bit of an understatement. Luckily, his friend Henry agrees to train him. Just as Goose starts to improve, Henry gets grounded for slipping grades. Can Goose make it to goalie? Can he help Henry who has helped him so much already?
Goof-Off Goalie is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
|Publisher:||Roaring Brook Press|
|Lexile:||280L (what's this?)|
|File size:||3 MB|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Betty Hicks is the author of this season's Basketball Bats (see page 16) and several sports novels for older readers, including Busted! (see page 28) and I Smell Like Ham . She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Adam McCauley is the illustrator of this season's Basketball Bats (see page 16). He lives in San Francisco, California.
Betty Hicks is the author of Basketball Bats and several sports novels for older readers, including Busted! and I Smell Like Ham. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Adam McCauley is the illustrator of the successful middle-grade fiction series, Time Warp Trio by Jon Scieszka, as well as Louis Sachar’s Wayside School books. He lives in San Francisco, California.
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A she cat walked along the sandy floor and stared at the cats sleeping. Her eyes were like kaleidoscopes, shifting colors and light. Her fur constantly changed colors and images formed on her fur. Changing, always changing. Her scent shifted as well: one heartbeat the salty smell of the ocean, then the dry hot smell of the desert. Another she cat walked up to her. Her fur changed from dark violet to black from time to time. Her eyes were solid purple- no whites or pupils. This cat radiated loss and sadness. She spoke to the changing cat. "Dream, do not be sorrowful. I cannot placate you, as I am only the whisperer of sorrow:the blackest thought-bringer. But I am your friend." The other, Dream, hissed angrily. "But Sorrowwhisper, these cats take me for granted. I allow them to have peaceful dreams while I fight off Nightmare. They are ungrateful. Why shouldn't I be?" Sorrowwhisper sighed. "I have only one solution- let Nightmare take over for a bit. Then they will truly see what you do for them." Dream nodded and the two cats vanished into the night.
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*drops the herbs, startled* Icefire is okay. Shes probably busy in rl. She'll be able to walk again in about 2-3 moons. ~Runningstream
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