Pele, King Of Soccer/pele, El Rey Del Futbol

Hardcover | December 23, 2008

byMonica Brown

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Monica Brown and Rudy Gutierrez team up to deliver what Kirkus called, in a starred review, an “inspiring blend of art and story,” about the most famous soccer star in the world, Pelé. This bilingual picture book will inspire, teach, and amaze readers as they learn about the man who revolutionized the sport of soccer.

Do you know how a poor boy from Brazil who loved fútbol more than anything else became the biggest soccer star the world has ever known? This is the true story of Pelé, King of Soccer, the first man in the history of the sport to score a thousand goals and become a living legend. Rudy Gutierrez’s dynamic illustrations make award-winning author Monica Brown’s story of this remarkable sports hero come alive!

 

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Monica Brown and Rudy Gutierrez team up to deliver what Kirkus called, in a starred review, an “inspiring blend of art and story,” about the most famous soccer star in the world, Pelé. This bilingual picture book will inspire, teach, and amaze readers as they learn about the man who revolutionized the sport of soccer.Do you know how a ...

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Do you know how a poor boy from Brazil who loved fútbol more than anything else became the biggest soccer star the world has ever known? Turn the pages of this book to read the true life story of Pelé, King of Soccer, the first man in the history of the sport to score a thousand goals and become a living legend. Rudy Gutiérrez's dynami...

Monica Brown is the author of PelÉ, King of Soccer/PelÉ, El rey del fÚtbol and the Pura BelprÉ Honor winners My Name Is Gabito/Mi Llamo Gabito and My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia. Her books honor the lives of Latino/as who have shaped our history. Monica lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, with her husband and two daughters. Monica Brown es l...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.25 inPublished:December 23, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006122779X

ISBN - 13:9780061227790

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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“Any kid who loves soccer should know the legend of Pelé. A Brazilian boy who practiced soccer barefoot because he couldn’t afford shoes grew up to be one of the greatest soccer players on earth, leading his team to the World Cup finals. Bonus, it’s bilingual.”