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Synopsis: Julie is in charge of the household affairs after the death of her mother, but when her father begins to date the mother of Benjie True, her arch rival for the position of goalie on the soccer team, she finds herself doubly challenged.
From Publishers Weekly:
Ten-year-old Julie aspires to be a goalie-it's the position she covets on the fifth grade soccer team, and it's the role she has carved out within her family, placing herself in charge of protecting her father and little sister from anyone else who would take her long-dead mother's place in the family. She has fended off capable housekeepers, and the last thing she wants is for her father to start dating Eliza True, the mother of the new boy at school, Benji, who is her biggest competition at soccer tryouts. To keep Eliza at bay, tough Julie plasters photos of her mother all over the house and tries a variety of other desperate schemes as well. Shreve (The Flunking of Joshua T. Bates) uncannily captures Julie's fierce affections and her stubborn loyalty to the fuzzy memory of her mother: "She imagined that when she was older she would look like Alicia, that people... would exclaim, 'Oh, Julie, you have come to look so much like her.' And that would give Julie a sense of accomplishment, of responsibility for the look she had achieved, for igniting her mother's memory in the people who had loved her." But when Julie is called upon to be goalie in a championship game, she summons the courage to both guard the net and unguard her obstinate heart to those who love her. Eloquently crafted in simple, direct prose, this book is both hard-hitting and a joy to read. Ages 8-up.
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Title: The Goalie
Publisher: Tambourine Books
Publication Date: 1996
Book Condition: New
Book Description Tambourine. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2862817190
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Seller Inventory # G0688143792I3N00
Book Description Tambourine, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1996. A very good plus green hardcover in a near fine dust jacket. Copyright 1996, 1st edition. Seller Inventory # 2A1497
Book Description Tambourine Book, N . Y., 1996. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Cover Art (illustrator). X-Library - 1st. X-Library with normal flaws.The hard cover and the jacket has light shelf wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back. Seller Inventory # CC 13461
Book Description Tambourine/ Morrow, New York, 1996. No Binding. Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Michael Garland dj (illustrator). 1st Edition. NOT ex-library. Silver-stamped teal cloth spine w/ blue bds. Inked name & info FEP, clean text. Unchipped but slightly soiled dust jacket. Solid. 13,341 CF shelf. Seller Inventory # 056522
Book Description Tambourine 1996, 1996. HB. First. Near fine in dw. Seller Inventory # 2592
Book Description Tambourine Books, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Type: Book. Seller Inventory # 31513
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0688143792
Book Description Tambourine, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0688143792
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0688143792