The Ball Hogs (Paperback)

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By Rich Wallace, Jimmy Holder (Illustrator)
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Introducing a soccer series for new readers
Kickers #1

Nine-year-old Ben is brand-new to soccer, but he's a good athlete and knows he'll do well on the Bobcats, his team in the local Kickers soccer league. If he can only work around his obnoxious teammate Mark, the ball hog, Ben is sure he'll score his first goal. But Coach Patty, and Ben's own teammates, show him a little something about teamwork. And suddenly it dawns on him: he's a ball hog, too. Can he change his ways before the Bobcats lose their shot at the Kickers play-offs?

Award-winning sports novelist Rich Wallace introduces the Kickers soccer series, filled with lively black-and-white art and fast-paced, on-the-field action.

About the Author

Rich Wallace is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including "Wrestling Sturbridge, " an ALA-YALSA Best of the Best Book for Young Adults; "Shots on Goal, " a "Booklist" Top 10 Sports Book for Youth; "Perpetual Check;" and the Winning Season series. He coached soccer for several years, beginning when his older son joined a team in kindergarten.

Rich Wallace lives in New Hampshire with his wife, author Sandra Neil Wallace. You can visit him on the Web at "From the Hardcover edition."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375850929
ISBN-10: 0375850929
Publisher: Yearling Books
Publication Date: May 10th, 2011
Pages: 119
Language: English
Series: Kickers