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Happy Like Soccer

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ISBN13: 9780763646165
ISBN10: 0763646164
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A warmhearted story about a young girl who finds a way to bring together the two things that make her most happy- soccer and her family.

Nothing makes Sierra happy like soccer. Her shoes have flames as she spins the ball down the spread-out sea of grass. But nothing makes her sad like soccer, too, because the restaurant where her auntie works is busy on game days and she cant take time off to watch Sierra play. On game days, her auntie helps Sierra get ready and tells her, "Play hard and have fun." And Sierra does, but she cant help wishing she had someone there to root for her by name, and not just by the number on her uniform. With honesty and rare subtlety, author Maribeth Boelts and illustrator Lauren Castillo portray an endearing character in a moving, uplifting story that touches on the divides children navigate every day- and remind us that everyone needs someone to cheer them on from the sidelines.

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"The other girls on Sierra's soccer team are surrounded by their families on game days, but Sierra's auntie, a waitress, works Saturdays, and Sierra plays alone: the onlookers 'cheer for me by the number on my uniform, not knowing my name.' The plan Sierra comes up with to allow her auntie to see her play — and the courage she summons to put it into action — give Boelt's (Those Shoes) story unexpected emotional depth. Castillo's (Melvin and His Boy) quiet ink-and-watercolor spreads make it clear that Sierra's situation is different from that of the other girls, and that her auntie treasures her niece and keeps her safe. The fenced-in soccer field in Sierra's urban neighborhood is scruffier than the team's suburban field, but Sierra's auntie's apartment is cozy and welcoming, and so are her words. Class differences ('Then my ride comes, filled with laughing girls who know the jokes I don't') and the clash of city and suburban culture are clearly laid out, but softened by supportive adults (Coach Marco asks Sierra if there's anything she needs, and means it). A thought-provoking read-aloud. Ages 5 — 9." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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writermala, October 12, 2012 (view all comments by writermala)
This is a story of little Sierra - a wonderful soccer player. She loves playing soccer unfortunately no one from her family can watch. This makes her sad.

The wonderful illustrations make the book even more lovable.

Read all about Sierra and how she solves her problem.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763646165
Author:
Boelts, Maribeth
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Author:
Castillo, Lauren
Subject:
Children s-Sports Fiction-Soccer
Subject:
family;soccer;multicultural
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9.4 x 10.7 x 0.5 in 0.945 lb
Age Level:
from 5 up to 9

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Product details 32 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763646165 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The other girls on Sierra's soccer team are surrounded by their families on game days, but Sierra's auntie, a waitress, works Saturdays, and Sierra plays alone: the onlookers 'cheer for me by the number on my uniform, not knowing my name.' The plan Sierra comes up with to allow her auntie to see her play — and the courage she summons to put it into action — give Boelt's (Those Shoes) story unexpected emotional depth. Castillo's (Melvin and His Boy) quiet ink-and-watercolor spreads make it clear that Sierra's situation is different from that of the other girls, and that her auntie treasures her niece and keeps her safe. The fenced-in soccer field in Sierra's urban neighborhood is scruffier than the team's suburban field, but Sierra's auntie's apartment is cozy and welcoming, and so are her words. Class differences ('Then my ride comes, filled with laughing girls who know the jokes I don't') and the clash of city and suburban culture are clearly laid out, but softened by supportive adults (Coach Marco asks Sierra if there's anything she needs, and means it). A thought-provoking read-aloud. Ages 5 — 9." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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