Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Soccer on Sunday by Mary Pope Osborne

Here's Magic Tree House Book #52 in the series!  This one is about soccer.

Random House Children's Books sent me a copy of this book and its companion Fact Tracker for review (thank you).  They have been been published and you can grab a copy at your local bookstore now.

Jack and Annie are whizzing away on another adventure, this one to Mexico.  There they have tickets to go see Pele, the great Brazilian soccer player.  Of course, they manage to get lost first...

By luck, they meet up with a young man who also plays soccer and is going to the same game.  He guides them through the streets and buses until they get there.  Jack and Annie have wonderful seats.  Roberto is up in the nosebleed section.  Jack gives Roberto his ticket and heads up into the stands.  He can't see much but he's sure Roberto and Annie are having fun.  He's going to switch seats with Annie and watch the last half of the game up close, but he can't get there...

He's a bit disgruntled from that but tries not to show it.  Then they can't get to Pele.  How are they going to get the magic word if they can't talk to him? How they do it and what they do for Roberto is what makes this book a good read.

Also, don't miss the non-fiction companion to this story titled:  Soccer.  It tells you all sorts of facts about soccer, how it started, who the best players are and more.  There's even a picture of Pele for you.  

Even if you don't really like soccer, you'll enjoy reading about Jack and Annie's adventure.  This is nice addition to the series.


SusanB said...

Must be a really good book because I have been to two stores and cannot find it for my grandson. A big soccer fan.

Jo Ann Hakola said...

Susan B - email me, please.