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Keeper
by Mal Peet


Overview - An enthralling story of a poor and gawky kid who mysteriously becomes the world's greatest goalkeeper i1/2 a seamless blend of magic realism and exhilarating soccer action.

"And you found it, this thing you were looking for?"

It was darker now, and the city below Faustino's office was a jazzy dance of neon signs and traffic.  Read more...


 
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Overview
An enthralling story of a poor and gawky kid who mysteriously becomes the world's greatest goalkeeper i1/2 a seamless blend of magic realism and exhilarating soccer action.

"And you found it, this thing you were looking for?"

It was darker now, and the city below Faustino's office was a jazzy dance of neon signs and traffic. The big man went to the window and looked down at it all, spreading his large hands on the glass. "No," he said. "It found me."

When Paul Faustino of LA NACION flips on his tape recorder for an exclusive interview with El Gato i1/2 the phenomenal goalkeeper who single-handedly brought his team the World Cup i1/2 the seasoned reporter quickly learns that this will be no ordinary story. Instead, the legendary El Gato ("The Cat") quietly narrates a spellbinding tale that begins in a mythic corner of the South American rain forest, where a ghostly but very real mentor, the Keeper, emerges to teach the gangly boy the most thrilling secrets of the game. Combining vivid imagery and heart-stopping action, this evocative, strikingly ethereal novel about loyalty, passion, and magic will haunt readers, regardless of their love for soccer, long after the story is ended.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763687465
  • ISBN-10: 0763687464
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: May 2016
  • Page Count: 240
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Young Adult Fiction > Mysteries & Detective Stories
Books > Young Adult Fiction > Sports & Recreation - Soccer
Books > Young Adult Fiction > People & Places - Caribbean & Latin America

 
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