Young Pele: Soccer's First Star by Lesa Cline-ransomeYoung Pele: Soccer's First Star by Lesa Cline-ransome

Young Pele: Soccer's First Star

byLesa Cline-ransomeIllustratorJames Ransome

Paperback | September 13, 2011

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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 Pelé. 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.
LESA CLINE-RANSOME is the author of numerous highly acclaimed picture book biographies, including Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George; Young Pelé: Soccer's First Star, called "stirring" in a starred review from Booklist; Satchel Paige, an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book about an African Ame...
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Title:Young Pele: Soccer's First StarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 11 × 9.06 × 0.14 inPublished:September 13, 2011Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:037587156X

ISBN - 13:9780375871566

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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