Soccer Star is a book that is both informative and entertaining. It's imagery is rich and colorful, and its text features hints of another language - Portuguese. Students learn of the impoverished communities in Brazil, and their cultures' love for soccer.
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SOCCER STAR is an uplifting story that takes place in Brazil. It is about children who love to play soccer and wish to become stars in this game as Pele became a soccer star. Pele was from a similar poverty situation. However the story has a deeper meaning too. The children live in poverty.
The Soccer Star (Billie B. Brown) Paperback – June 1, 2013. by. Sally Rippin (Author) › Visit Amazon's Sally Rippin Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Sally Rippin (Author), Aki Fukuoka (Illustrator) 4.6 out of 5 stars. 45 ratings.
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Grade level : 3 - 4. Item Weight : 8.3 ounces. Dimensions : 5.74 x 0.44 x 8.5 inches. Best Sellers Rank: #10,459,547 in Books ( See Top 100 in Books ) #1,721 in Children's Soccer Books (Books) #23,374 in Children's Chapter Books (Books) #27,079 in Children's Emotions Books. Brief content visible, double tap to read full ...
In Soccer Star, readers meet a young boy named Paulo Marcelo Feliciano who lives in Brazil. He loves soccer and loves to learn. He spends much of his day working though so is unable to go to school. In the late afternoon and evening his younger sister shares what she learns at school and he shares soccer with her.
The 'Billie B Brown' series by Australian author Sally Rippin is a wonderful set of books helping young kids acknowledge and deal with their range of emotions that arise from various childhood predicaments. These books reinforce the positive outcome of good decision making. 2-Sally Rippin, “Billie B Brown: The Soccer Star” ( Prahran, Victoria, Aust: Hardie Grant Egmont, 2010).