Football Star by Mina Javaherbin
  

Football Star

Written by Mina Javaherbin
Illustrated by Renato Alarcao

RRP £11.99

Synopsis

Football Star by Mina Javaherbin

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.

About the Author

Mina Javaherbin was born in Iran and was smuggled out of the country when she was sixteen, two days after her father burned every piece of writing she had produced. Her first picture book, Secret Message (Hyperion), will be published in early 2010. She lives in California, USA.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Mina Javaherbin
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd April 2014

ISBN

9781406353822


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