Synopses & Reviews
Excited about getting the interview with the world-famous goalkeeper, El Gato, Paul Faustino is shocked when the celebrity tells him about a childhood secret involving an encounter with a mystical mentor, named the Keeper, in the South American rain forest and the magical lessons he learned under his tutelage that helped him become the best in the world. Reprint. 13,500 first printing.
An award-winning author pens an enthralling story of a poor and gawky kid who mysteriously becomes the world's greatest goalkeeper--a seamless blend of magic, realism, and exhilarating soccer action.
About the Author
MAL PEET grew up in Norfolk, England, where he says the only worthwhile pastimes were reading books and playing soccer. These are still his main interests. Of KEEPER, his first novel for young adults, he says, "Many soccer stories seem to get stuck in the mud like a heavy ball on a wet Saturday afternoon, but there's no reason why they can't shift into a different and magical dimension. KEEPER is about soccer, of course, but it's also about the supernatural, about relationships and loneliness, about believing in yourself—and about having something you would do your utmost to protect and defend." Mal Peet now lives in Devon, England.