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Havel Martin is a ten-year-old Czech American boy who attends Zakladni Skola Na Sutce in Troja district eight in Prague the Czech Republic. He loves fotbal and tries out for three teams. After much coaching by a neighbor and friend, Havel tries out for and is accepted on the FK Dukla Praha youth competitive team. His close friend Bolek tries out for and is accepted on another team, FK Slavia as a backup goal keeper. Bolek leaves his team under stressed conditions that the team plans to play dirty and try to injure other players. Havel helps Bolek get on his team when one of their two goal keepers in inured in an auto bicycle accident. Havel and Bolek discover that their school will be having a fotbal team in a league. They will play outdoor in the fall, in door in the winter and back outdoor again in the spring. Can this plus playing for Dukla be too much for Havel to handle? Havel helps his teacher run an experiment that could determine his direction in life. His grades suffer but Dad helps him to do better. Havel also discovers what he wants to be when he grows up. Havel takes his desire to become a teacher to the next level. Havel now takes his school work very seriously. He works hard to achieve his goals. He is now in the seventh grade and the lead student teacher. He teaches not only his class but the other classes. He still plays fotbal for Dukla but now moves up to the under thirteen team. Follow Havel as he sets his career goals in motion.
|Publisher:||Barnes & Noble Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Before starting his writing career, Tecumapese Morning Star, Tec to his friends, was an elementary school librarian and teacher. After leaving the education field, he worked in the fast-food industry, the hospitality industry, and the retail industry. Tec is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. Has a diploma for writing for Children from the Stratford Career Institute and has a diploma in freelance writing from the Penn Foster Distant Learning Center. He has one son and three grandchildren. Tec in his free time practices and teaches karate. He holds the rank of Soke, tenth-degree black belt. He also has a Doctor of Philosophy in Martial Arts and Sciences. He also holds third and fourth-degree rank in two other styles. Tec also plays saxophone in a local community wind symphony and jazz ensembles. Tec and his family are of Native American descent and enrolled members of the Appalachian Shawnee Tribe.