Happy Like Soccer

Happy Like Soccer

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Overview

"Unexpected emotional depth. . . . A thought-provoking read-aloud." — Publishers Weekly (starred review) 

Nothing makes Sierra happy like soccer. Her shoes have flames as she spins the ball down the spread-out sea of grass. But nothing makes her sad like soccer, too, because the restaurant where her auntie works is busy on game days and she can’t take time off to watch Sierra play. With honesty and subtlety, author Maribeth Boelts and illustrator Lauren Castillo portray an endearing character in a moving, uplifting story that touches on the divides children navigate every day — and remind us that everyone needs someone to cheer them on from the sidelines.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763670498
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 03/11/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 284,079
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: NC930L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

Maribeth Boelts is the author of many books for children, including Those Shoes, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones, which was a Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended Title. About Happy Like Soccer, she says, “Coaching soccer for a number of years, I saw the amazing impact a cheering family could have on a child-someone who knows and loves us and will root us on.” Maribeth Boelts lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Lauren Castillo has illustrated many books for children. This is her first book with Candlewick Press. She lives in Brooklyn.

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