Ten: A Soccer Story by Shamini FlintTen: A Soccer Story by Shamini Flint

Ten: A Soccer Story

byShamini FlintOtherAllen & Unwin

Hardcover | June 20, 2017

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Maya is a passionate soccer fan eager to start playing soccer herself. This is extra challenging because soccer is considered a boys' game" in Malaysia in 1986. She teaches herself basic soccer skills with only her mother and a potted rosebush as training partners, then gradually persuades enough girls to join her to form a team, all the while trying to keep her unpredictable biracial family together. Reading Maya's witty, observant first-person narrative will make readers want her on their team, and they'll cheer her on as she discovers that winning is great-but losing doesn't mean defeat."
Shamini Flint grew up in Malaysia and is the author of the Inspector Singh Investigates crime novels for adults and many books for children. Previously a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, she is now a full-time writer. Visit her on Facebook at @ShaminiFlintAuthor.
Title:Ten: A Soccer StoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.73 inPublished:June 20, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544850017

ISBN - 13:9780544850019


Editorial Reviews

? Flint injects humor effortlessly into her prose. Add the antics of a spunky main character and short and sweet chapters for a fast-paced, entertaining read. Universal themes of grappling with race, fitting in, and dealing with divorce help this story transcend cultural boundaries." -Kirkus "