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Goal!

Javaherbin, Mina (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Goal!
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In a dangerous alley in a township in South Africa, the strength and unity which a group of young friends feel while playing soccer keep them safe when a gang of bullies arrives to cause trouble.
Authors: Javaherbin, Mina
Statement of Responsibility: Mina Javaherbin ; illustrated by A.G. Ford
Title: Goal!
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Summary: In a dangerous alley in a township in South Africa, the strength and unity which a group of young friends feel while playing soccer keep them safe when a gang of bullies arrives to cause trouble.
Subject Headings: Soccer Fiction Bullies Fiction Friendship Fiction South Africa Fiction Soccer stories Bullies Juvenile fiction Friendship Juvenile fiction South Africa Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Soccer
Bullies
Friendship
Soccer stories
Bullies
Friendship
Additional Contributors: Ford, AG
LCCN: 2008047266
ISBN: 9780763645717
0763645710
Branch Call Number: J PIC J
Research Call Number: JFF 11-584
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In
a South African township, a group of friends outwit bullies to save
their prized new soccer ball. Vigorous action and a vivid sense of
place come through strongly in Ford’s full-page street scenes.

A compelling story about soccer, friendship, and some of the hardships of growing up in South Africa.


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