Synopses & Reviews
Do you know how a poor boy from Brazil who loved fútbol
more than anything else became the biggest soccer star the world has ever known? Turn the pages of this book to read the true life story of Pelé, King of Soccer, the first man in the history of the sport to score a thousand goals and become a living legend. Rudy Gutiérrez's dynamic illustrations make award-winning author Monica Brown's story of this remarkable sports hero truly come alive!
¿Sabes cómo un niño brasileño pobre que amaba el fútbol más que nada en el mundo se convirtió en la estrella más importante del deporte? Lee este relato y entérate de la historia de Pelé, El rey del fútbol; el primer hombre en la historia del deporte capaz de marcar mil goles y convertirse en una leyenda viva. Las dinámicas ilustraciones de Rudy Gutiérrez destacan vívidamente los momentos recreados por la escritora premiada Mónica Brown en este extraordinario libro.
“Told in a dual English/Spanish text, this inspiring blend of art and story scores a winning goal.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Gutierrez[s] high-energy, full-bleed illustrations...kick up...this tribute to Pele, still soccers O Rei (The King).” ALA Booklist
“With great skill, Brown tells the story of the poor boy from Brazil who loved fútbol more than anything else and became the biggest soccer star the world has ever known.” NBCLatino.com
Monica Brown and Rudy Gutierrez team up to deliver what Kirkus called, in a starred review, an inspiring blend of art and story, about the most famous soccer star in the world, Pele. This bilingual picture book will inspire, teach, and amaze readers as they learn about the man who revolutionized the sport of soccer.
Do you know how a poor boy from Brazil who loved futbol more than anything else became the biggest soccer star the world has ever known? This is the true story of Pele, King of Soccer, the first man in the history of the sport to score a thousand goals and become a living legend. Rudy Gutierrez s dynamic illustrations make award-winning author Monica Brown s story of this remarkable sports hero come alive
About the Author
Monica Brown is the author of Pele, King Of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbol
and Side by Side/Lado a lado
as well as the Pura Belpre Honor winners My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia
and My Name Is Gabito/Mi Llamo Gabito
. Monica lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, with her husband and two daughters.
Monica Brown es la autora de Pele, King Of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbol y Side by Side/Lado a lado, y de los libros ganadores del Honor Pura Belpré My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia y My Name Is Gabito/Mi Llamo Gabito. Monica vive en Flagstaff, Arizona, con su marido y sus dos hijas.
Rafael Lopez is the award-winning illustrator of My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia and Book Fiesta! Rafael divides his time between his studios in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and a loft in downtown San Diego, where he works and lives with his wife and son.
Rafael Lopez es el ilustrador premiado de My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia y Book Fiesta! Rafael divide su tiempo entre sus talleres en San Miguel de Allende, Mexico y San Diego, California.
Rudy Gutierrez spent many days playing stickball and cards with his father and listening to stories about his life. Rudy's memories of his dad's character, honesty, and optimism inspired his illustrations in this book.
Rudy teaches at the Pratt Institute. He received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators and was commissioned to do art for the acclaimed Santana Shaman CD cover. He also illustrated Malcolm X, an ALA Notable Children's Book. Rudy lives in Bogota, New Jersey.
El trabajo del premiado artista Rudy Gutiérrez se ha exhibido por todos los Estados Unidos e internacionalmente. También creó el arte para la cubierta del CD de Santana llamado Shaman. Rudy es profesor en el Instituto Pratt y vive en Bogota, Nueva Jersey.