Madlenka Soccer Star

Madlenka Soccer Star

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Farrar Straus Giroux, 2010

This very simple picture book is directed at young soccer players around the world in preparation for the World Cup Games in 2010 and the Women's World Cup in 2011. Madlenka has a new soccer ball. Now with whom shall she play? She starts in her immediate neighborhood against inanimate objects and even cats. She finally meets another girl, Cleopatra, and the fun begins.

Recommended by Frank Hodge, Emeritus Booktalker of HODGE-PODGE Books

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Three-time Caldecott Honoree Peter Sis rides the rising tide of soccer enthusiasm to score another winner.

Madlenka -- that cosmopolitan little girl whose city block is a world of its own -- is back and ready to play! When she dribbles her brand new soccer ball out the door and around the corner, it seems that everyone wants to get in the game -- the mailbox, a dog, even a parking meter, but especially all the neighborhood cats, and there are enough of them to make a team. But they're no match for Madlenka, who scores the winning goal.  This title has Common Core connections.---from the publisher

40 pages                            978-0374347024                       Ages 4-8

Keywords:  soccer, girls and women, city living, cats, diversity, diverse books, community, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, sports

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