Publication Date: April 2003
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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It was perfect.
Head over the ball,
balance, power, timing . . .
As soon as he kicked it,
he knew it was going to be a goal.
Wonder Goal! is all about this perfect shot, the fantasy shot that haunts the dreams of all soccer players – young and old – whether their game is taking place on a freezing cold roadside soccer field or in front of thousands of cheering fans in the final match of the World Cup.
With a stirring, simple text and glorious watercolors, Michael Foreman brings the fantasy to life in a picture book that captures both the drama and the magic of the most popular game in the world.
Michael Foreman is a two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, for War Boy and Long Neck and Thunder Foot, and a lifelong soccer fan. He lives in London, England.
" Foremans' language is appealingly simple, and the large, evocative watercolors add to the dreamlike quality, with details such as clouds that resemble players in action...A loving tribute to what the English call the "beautiful game" [soccer]." --Booklist
"Dreams do come true in Foreman's story of kicking a big goal in a soccer match...Foreman works a good visual transition from the playground to the professional soccer field, loading the page-and-a-half spreads with action and the color of sport pageantry...Lots of a good thing here..." --Kirkus Review