Soccer School Season 1: Where Soccer Explains (Rules) the World

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Soccer School Season 1: Where Soccer Explains (Rules) the World

authors: Alex Bellos; Ben Lyttleton
illustrator: Spike Gerrell

series name:
Soccer School

Coaches (and authors) Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton cleverly use the lens of soccer to immerse kids in math, geography, biology, and more. Loaded with awesome true stories and science, the first book in the Soccer School series is illustrated throughout with cartoons that will have young soccer fans laughing out loud. Quizzes at the end of each chapter keep readers on their toes as they learn some truly weird trivia, like the hidden meaning behind a team’s uniform colors, how you might play soccer on Mars, or even the most opportune time for players to go to the bathroom. Entertaining and informative, this book is sure to score a goal with soccer fanatics everywhere (when they’re not on the field, of course).

This e-book includes BONUS content not found in the print edition! Test your soccer skills with an exclusive sixteen-page quiz about international soccer!

In this exciting new nonfiction series, every lesson revolves around one thing: soccer!
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$9.99 / $9.99
1536206180 /  9781536206180
on sale date:
Illustrated Middle-grade Non-Fiction / EBook
age range:
7 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
224 / N/A
grade range:
Grade 2 - Grade 5
Sports & Recreation; Humor; Science & Nature;
author’s comments:
Alex Bellos writes about math, science, and soccer. He is the author of Futebol:the Brazilian Way of Life in addition to being the ghostwriter of a best-selling autobiography about soccer superstar Pelé. Alex Bellos lives in London.

Ben Lyttleton is a journalist, newscaster,and soccer consultant. He is the author of Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty Kick. He lives in London.
illustrator’s comments:
Spike Gerrell is an illustrator and cartoonist whose work has been published in the Guardian, New Scientist, and the Independent. He lives in London.
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