Ilene Cooper's fourth story of a boy and his beagle takes Bobby and Lucy into the wild playing fields of grade-school soccer.
Every kid loves soccer, right? Not Bobby. He likes to "watch" sports, but he doesn't really like to "play" them. He'd rather play with his beagle puppy, Lucy. But when Bobby's friend Shawn begs him to join up, Bobby finds himself stuck on a soccer team with a stern coach and several kids who have a knack for the sport. Even Lucy is better than Bobby at moving a soccer ball down the field.
About the Author
Ilene Cooper is the children's book editor of "Booklist "magazine. She is also the author of several novels, picture books, and works of nonfiction, including "The Golden Rule", "Sam I Am", and "Jack: The Early Years of John F. Kennedy". She lives and works in Chicago.