Lucy on the Ball

Lucy on the Ball Cover

Lucy on the Ball

By Ilene Cooper; David Merrell (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375855597, 102pp.

Publication Date: January 11, 2011

Ilene Cooper's fourth story of a boy and his beagle takes Bobby and Lucy into the wild playing fields of grade-school soccer.
Every kid loves soccer, right? Not Bobby. He likes to "watch" sports, but he doesn't really like to "play" them. He'd rather play with his beagle puppy, Lucy. But when Bobby's friend Shawn begs him to join up, Bobby finds himself stuck on a soccer team with a stern coach and several kids who have a knack for the sport. Even Lucy is better than Bobby at moving a soccer ball down the field.

About the Author
For over 20 years, ILENE COOPER has been writing both fiction and nonfiction books for children, including "The Golden Rule, Jack: The Early Years of J.F.K., " and her Stepping Stones "Absolutely Lucy, Lucy on the Loose, " and "Look at Lucy!" She is also the children's books editor at ALA "Booklist "magazine.

DAVID MERRELL also did the interior illustrations for "Look at Lucy!"