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Football Star


Football Star

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    Available in PDF Format | Football Star.pdf | English
    Mina Javaherbin(Author)

Just in time for the World Cup, an inspiring story of a Brazilian boy who dreams of being a football star – and the sister who steps in to help his team win a game.

When Paulo Marcelo Feliciano becomes a football star, crowds will cheer his famous name! Then his mother won’t have to work long hours, and he won’t have to work all day on a fishing boat. For now, Paulo takes care of his little sister Maria (she teaches him reading, he teaches her football moves) and walks her to school, stopping to give his team-mates cheese buns as they set out to shine people’s shoes or perform for the tourist crowd. At the day’s end, it’s time to plan the game, where Givo will bounce, Carlos will kick – and Jose will fly! But when Jose falls on his wrist, will the team finally break the rules and let a girl show her stuff? Set in a country whose resilient football stars are often shaped by poverty, this uplifting tale of transcending the expected scores a big win for all.

Just in time for the World Cup! * Baby & Me *

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Book details

  • PDF | 32 pages
  • Mina Javaherbin(Author)
  • Walker Books (3 April 2014)
  • English
  • 7
  • Children's Books
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  • By NB on 17 October 2014

    A beautifully illustrated book that highlights aspects of daily life of poor children in Brazil without being patronising. My 5-year-old footballer is captivated by the story. A must for young football enthusiasts, and perhaps most of all female ones (spoiler alert: the winning goal, a bicycle kick no less, is scored by the central character's younger sister!).

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