Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbol

By Monica Brown; Rudy Gutierrez (Illustrator)
(Rayo, Hardcover, 9780061227790, 40pp.)

Publication Date: January 2009

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Description

Do you know how a poor boy from Brazil who loved fútbol more than anything else became the biggest soccer star the world has ever known? Turn the pages of this book to read the true life story of Pelé, King of Soccer, the first man in the history of the sport to score a thousand goals and become a living legend. Rudy Gutiérrez's dynamic illustrations make award-winning author Monica Brown's story of this remarkable sports hero truly come alive!

¿Sabes cómo un niño brasileño pobre que amaba el fútbol más que nada en el mundo se convirtió en la estrella más importante del deporte? Lee este relato y entérate de la historia de Pelé, El rey del fútbol; el primer hombre en la historia del deporte capaz de marcar mil goles y convertirse en una leyenda viva. Las dinámicas ilustraciones de Rudy Gutiérrez destacan vívidamente los momentos recreados por la escritora premiada Mónica Brown en este extraordinario libro.




About the Author

Monica Brown is the author of PelÉ, King of Soccer/PelÉ, El rey del fÚtbol and the Pura BelprÉ Honor winners My Name Is Gabito/Mi Llamo Gabito and My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia. Her books honor the lives of Latino/as who have shaped our history. Monica lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, with her husband and two daughters.




Praise For Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbol

“Gutierrez[’s] high-energy, full-bleed illustrations...kick up...this tribute to Pele, still soccer’s O Rei (The King).”
-ALA Booklist

“Told in a dual English/Spanish text, this inspiring blend of art and story scores a winning goal.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“With great skill, Brown tells the story of the poor boy from Brazil who loved fútbol more than anything else and became the biggest soccer star the world has ever known.”
-NBCLatino.com

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