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Soccer Star Lionel Messi: Goal! Latin Stars of Soccer


Series
Goal! Latin Stars of Soccer

by
John Albert Torres

Edition
Library edition
Publisher
Enslow Publishers
Imprint
Speeding Star
ISBN
9781622852215
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Argentinean Lionel Messi was a teen soccer prodigy despite struggles with a medical condition that prevented him from growing. Now he’s considered one of the world’s greatest players. Career highlights and awards. Web-site recommendations. Index. Full-color photographs.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

48

Trim Size

5 1/4" x 7 1/2"

Dewey

796.334092

AR

6.3: points 1

Lexile

1000L

Scholastic Reading Counts

4

JLG Release

Aug 2014

Topics

Lionel Messi (1987- ). Soccer. Soccer players. Argentina. Barcelona, Spain. World Cup.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

The Horn Book Guide

Junior Library Guild

  • Soccer fans and players will be inspired by this biography of Lionel Messi, who started playing soccer in the streets of his Argentinean hometown of Rosario and is now a leading scorer for the FC Barcelona team.
  • The simple, straightforward narrative contains memorable facts and anecdotes. Notably, for instance, Messi’s first soccer contract was written on a restaurant napkin after his father told the Barcelona Youth Academy’s sports director that “he would take Messi home on the very next plane if he wasn’t signed immediately.”
  • Descriptions of Messi’s childhood show the challenges he faced. When Messi was diagnosed with a growth-hormone deficiency in his youth, for example, his parents could not afford the expensive treatment. At thirteen, Messi moved to Barcelona to play for a team that would cover his medical expenses.
  • Brief chapters and lively photographs (often of Messi on the field) contribute to the book’s approachability.

Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • Soccer fans and players will be inspired by this biography of Lionel Messi, who started playing soccer in the streets of his Argentinean hometown of Rosario and is now a leading scorer for the FC Barcelona team.
  • The simple, straightforward narrative contains memorable facts and anecdotes. Notably, for instance, Messi’s first soccer contract was written on a restaurant napkin after his father told the Barcelona Youth Academy’s sports director that “he would take Messi home on the very next plane if he wasn’t signed immediately.”
  • Descriptions of Messi’s childhood show the challenges he faced. When Messi was diagnosed with a growth-hormone deficiency in his youth, for example, his parents could not afford the expensive treatment. At thirteen, Messi moved to Barcelona to play for a team that would cover his medical expenses.
  • Brief chapters and lively photographs (often of Messi on the field) contribute to the book’s approachability.

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