Morgan Plays Soccer (Hardcover)

By Anne Rockwell, Paul Meisel (Illustrator)

HarperCollins, 9780060284404, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2001

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Morgan Brownbear's new friend Nina Jane Monkey loves soccer so much that soon Morgan is sure he wants to play too. But soccer has a lot of rules, and Morgan keeps breaking the most important one of all: He can't seem to stop catching the ball with his hands! Morgan is so embarrassed, he doesn't want to play soccer anymore. But Nina Jane helps Morgan stay in the game by showing him exactly what he needs-practice!

Budding athletes will understand Morgan's early frustrations and will cheer when he triumphs in this uplifting story about what it means to be a good sport.

About the Author

Anne Rockwell is a pioneer in the field of nonfiction for very young children. She has more than a hundred books to her credit, including Why Are the Ice Caps Melting? and Clouds in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Paul Meisel has illustrated many books for children, including Why Are the Ice Caps Melting?, Energy Makes Things Happen, and What Happens to Our Trash? in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.

Praise For Morgan Plays Soccer

Rockwell's tale is ... highly appropriate, building on Morgan's strengths without resorting to an improbable circumstance for him to blossom.
— Kirkus Reviews

“Rockwell spotlights a common childhood scenerio in this straightforward and agile tale.”
— Publishers Weekly

“An appealing addition for that ever-popular soccer season.”
— School Library Journal