Benched

By Rich Wallace; Jimmy Holder (Illustrator)
(Yearling Books, Paperback, 9780375850943, 122pp.)

Publication Date: October 11, 2011

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KICKERS: a young middle grade soccer series
Book 3
 
It’s a race to the Kickers soccer league play-offs. Nine-year-old Ben is pretty sure that if the Bobcats win two of their last three games, they’ll earn a tournament spot. But in their game against the Tigers, the Bobcats are a mess on the field—they’re not passing well at all—and Ben decides to take control. Someone has to win this thing, and his teammates just aren’t measuring up.

Then the whistle blasts, the red card waves, and Ben is out—benched for dangerous moves. Not only that, he’s barred from the next game, too—a key bout against the Rabbits. How can he possibly help his team to the play-offs from the sidelines?
The Kickers series, from award-winning sports novelist Rich Wallace, features nonstop soccer action, black-and-white art, and league statistics and soccer tips throughout.

Also available:
KICKERS #1: THE BALL HOGS
KICKERS #2: FAKE OUT
KICKERS #4: GAME-DAY JITTERS




About the Author
Rich Wallace lives in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.

Jimmy Holder lives in Pasadena, California where he illustrates lots of things. In his spare time, Jimmy likes to chase his squealing daughter Madeline around the house. They split a bananna every morning for breakfast.
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