Young Pele: Soccer's First Star

by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Author) James Ransome (Illustrator)

Young Pele: Soccer's First Star
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
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.

ALA/Booklist

Starred Review
With handsome oil paintings and a stirring story, this picture-book biography will first grab children with its action.

Review quotes

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
Lesa Cline-Ransome
Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome have collaborated on many award-winning picture books for children. These include Before She was Harriet, a Coretta Scott King honor book; Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage as the first Black-and-White Jazz Band in History; Satchel Paige, which was an ALA Best Book for Children and Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass, which received starred reviews in Booklist and School Library Journal. They live in the Hudson River Valley region of New York.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9780375871566
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Dragonfly Books
Publication date
September 20, 2011
Series
-
BISAC categories
JUV004000 - Juvenile Fiction | Biographical | General
Library of Congress categories
Brazil
Soccer players
Pelae

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