Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El Rey del Futbol (Hardcover)
Rayo, 9780061227790, 40pp.
Publication Date: December 23, 2008
Monica Brown and Rudy Gutierrez team up to deliver what Kirkus called, in a starred review, an "inspiring blend of art and story," about the most famous soccer star in the world, Pele. This bilingual picture book will inspire, teach, and amaze readers as they learn about the man who revolutionized the sport of soccer.
Do you know how a poor boy from Brazil who loved futbol more than anything else became the biggest soccer star the world has ever known? This is the true story of Pele, King of Soccer, the first man in the history of the sport to score a thousand goals and become a living legend. Rudy Gutierrez's dynamic illustrations make award-winning author Monica Brown's story of this remarkable sports hero come alive
Praise For Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El Rey del Futbol…
“Gutierrez[’s] high-energy, full-bleed illustrations...kick up...this tribute to Pele, still soccer’s O Rei (The King).”
“Told in a dual English/Spanish text, this inspiring blend of art and story scores a winning goal.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“With great skill, Brown tells the story of the poor boy from Brazil who loved fútbol more than anything else and became the biggest soccer star the world has ever known.”