Young Pele: Soccer's First Star (Paperback)

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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 PelE. 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.

About the Author

Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome have collaborated on several award-winning picture books for children. Their Quilt Alphabet was praised as 'a blue-ribbon ABC book' in a Publishers Weekly starred review. They live with their children in New York.

Patricia C. McKissack is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, including "Goin' Someplace Special, " a Coretta Scott King Award
winner; "The Honest-to-Goodness Truth; Let My People Go, " written with her
husband, Fredrick, and recipient of the NAACP Image Award; "The Dark-Thirty, " a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner; and "Mirandy and Brother Wind, " recipient of the Caldecott Medal and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

Praise For…

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375871566
ISBN-10: 037587156X
Publisher: Dragonfly Books
Publication Date: September 13th, 2011
Pages: 40
Language: English