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Keeper
by Mal Peet




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In a refreshed paperback edition with a bold cover, this novel by award-winning author Mal Peet transports readers to a fictional South American country and a world of soccer, celebrity, and strange occurrences investigated by sports reporter Paul Faustino.

When Paul Faustino of La Naci n flips on his tape recorder for an exclusive interview with El Gato -- the phenomenal goalkeeper who single-handedly won his team the World Cup -- the seasoned reporter quickly learns that this will be no ordinary story. Instead, the legendary El Gato narrates a spellbinding tale that begins in the South American rain forest, where a ghostly but very real mentor, the Keeper, emerges to teach a poor, gawky boy the most thrilling secrets of the game. A seamless blend of magic realism and exhilarating soccer action, this evocative novel will haunt readers long after the story ends.

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Overview

In a refreshed paperback edition with a bold cover, this novel by award-winning author Mal Peet transports readers to a fictional South American country and a world of soccer, celebrity, and strange occurrences investigated by sports reporter Paul Faustino.

When Paul Faustino of La Naci n flips on his tape recorder for an exclusive interview with El Gato -- the phenomenal goalkeeper who single-handedly won his team the World Cup -- the seasoned reporter quickly learns that this will be no ordinary story. Instead, the legendary El Gato narrates a spellbinding tale that begins in the South American rain forest, where a ghostly but very real mentor, the Keeper, emerges to teach a poor, gawky boy the most thrilling secrets of the game. A seamless blend of magic realism and exhilarating soccer action, this evocative novel will haunt readers long after the story ends.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780763687465
  • ISBN-10: 0763687464
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: May 2016
  • Page Count: 240
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-17
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


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