Sergio Saves the Game

Sergio Saves the Game

By Edel Rodriguez

Little, Brown Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316066174, 34pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2009

Sergio's a soccer star... in his dreams. He can't even kick the ball So Sergio decides to try playing another position--goalie He isn't so good at first, but with hard work and practice, he's ready for the game against the big, bad Seagulls. Will Sergio become a true star?
This adorable "everypenguin" ("Kirkus") returns with a story about determination and finding your true talents, leading to a triumphant and hilarious outcome.

About the Author
Margarita Engle is a Cuban-American poet and novelist whose work has been published in many countries. Her books include "The Surrender Tree", a Newbery Honor book and winner of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award, the Pura Belpre Award, the Americas Award, and the Claudia Lewis Poetry Award; "The Poet Slave of Cuba", winner of the Pura Belpre Award and the Americas Award; "Tropical Secrets"; "The Firefly Letters"; "Hurricane Dancers"; "The Wild Book"; "The Lightning Dreamer"; and "Silver People". She lives with her husband in Northern California. Visit her at