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Sep 13, 2011
| ISBN 9780375871566
| 4-8 years
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Apr 24, 2013
| ISBN 9780307983572
| 4-8 years
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Sep 13, 2011 | ISBN 9780375871566 | 4-8 years
Apr 24, 2013 | ISBN 9780307983572 | 4-8 years
How did a poor boy named Edson—who kicked rocks down roads and dribbled balls made from rags—go on to become the greatest soccer player of all time? Here is the story of the boy who with great determination, lightning speed, and amazing skill overcame tremendous odds to become the world champion soccer star Pelé. Talented author/illustrator team Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome bring his inspirational story vibrantly to life. The theme of this Dragonfly Book is Sports.
HOW DID A POOR BOY named Edson—who kicked rocks down roads and dribbled balls made from rags—go on to become Pelé, the greatest soccer player of all time? While other kids memorized letters, Edson memorized the scores of soccer matches. And when Edson finally played in a youth soccer tournament in the town of Bauru, Brazil, he focused on only one thing from the moment the whistle blew: the goal.
Here is the picture book biography of the boy who overcame tremendous odds to become the world champion soccer star Pelé.
Lesa Cline-Ransome is the author of many award-winning and beloved picture books. Her picture-book biography titles include Before She Was Harriet; Satchel Paige; Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist; Young Pelé: Soccer’s First Star; Helen Keller: The World in Her Heart; Before… More about Lesa Cline-Ransome
Starred Review, Booklist, September 1, 2007:"With handsome oil paintings and a stirring story, this picture-book biography will first grab children with its action."—Hazel Rochman
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