Fiction Peter Sís Madlenka Soccer Star

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Madlenka Soccer Star

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9780374347024: Madlenka Soccer Star

Three-time Caldecott Honoree Peter Sis rides the rising tide of soccer enthusiasm to score another winner.

Madlenka -- that cosmopolitan little girl whose city block is a world of its own -- is back and ready to play! When she dribbles her brand new soccer ball out the door and around the corner, it seems that everyone wants to get in the game -- the mailbox, a dog, even a parking meter, but especially all the neighborhood cats, and there are enough of them to make a team. But they're no match for Madlenka, who scores the winning goal.

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PETER SÍS's two previous books about Madlenka, Madlenka and Madlenka's Dog, have won the hearts of children all around the world. Mr. Sís lives in New York City.

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K-Gr 3–By now most children know that “in the universe, on a planet, on a continent, in a country, in a city, on a block, in a house, lives a little girl named Madlenka.” They're familiar with the multiethnic, multicultural neighborhood that has provided her with many global experiences. In this latest episode, Madlenka wants to be a soccer star. In her search for a partner, she tries playing with the mailbox, a dog, a parking meter, a garbage can, and team of soccer-playing cats before her friend Cleopatra and all of the neighborhood kids join her game. Sís once again brings Madlenka's neighborhood to life in his familiar maplike depiction. He captures one little girl's excitement and spreads it throughout the neighborhood. Global enthusiasm becomes visual in the final pages where a brief soccer history and fun facts are written on the face of a large soccer ball. The circular shape is mirrored on the opposite page with a globe surrounded by conversation balloons speaking “soccer” in more than 40 languages. The obvious appeal of this book is for kids who play and love the sport; however, it will also prompt discussion about the commonalities of people: “The whole world wants to play soccer!”–Carolyn Janssen, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OHα(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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