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From a poor Brazilian boy playing soccer with rocks and a ball made from rags, to learning how to play on a team, this is the story of Pele's beginning.
A town built on a landfill. A community in need of hope. A girl with a dream. A man with a vision. An ingenious idea.
Uncle Flores is the best tailor in the town of Pinbauê in Brazil. He used to make colourful costumes for the carnival, but nowadays he only makes grey uniforms for the factory workers. The houses are covered with dust from the factory, the river water is murky, and everything is drab. Edinho, his nephew, comes by every day after school to help cut and iron the cloth and listen to his uncle's stories. But when the factory tells Uncle Flores they don't need his uniforms anymore, Edinho comes up with an ingenious idea to get his uncle back to work and make everyone in town happier
When a stingy baker insists that his poor neighbor pay for the smells he has been enjoying, a clever judge rules in his favor and determines exactly the right fine
The story of Saint Martín de Porres--an endearing tale of perseverance, faith, and triumph over racial and economic prejudice.
As Mario and his Papá travel from El Salvador to the United States to be reunited with Mamá, Mario's wonderful new shoes help to distract him from the long and difficult journey.
"After amassing piles of books, Luis, a voracious reader, dreams up a way to share his collection with 'faraway villages.' He starts with two burros--one for himself, one for books--and heads off. Tough terrain and menacing bandits challenge him along the way, but at last he reaches a remote town, where he holds a story hour and loans titles to eager kids before returning home to his wife and reading late into the night"--Amazon.com
"Brazilian boy Felipe doesn't have a soccer ball. When it's his turn to bring one to school, he uses a little bit of creativity and a few socks borrowed from his neighbors" --|cProvided by publisher. Includes historical note
When Paulo becomes a football star, he'll be famous! Crowds will cheer his name--and his mother won't have to work so hard. Until then, Paulo has his little sister Maria, who teaches him reading, while he teaches her football moves. Will his teammates ever break their rules and let a girl play with them? --Back cover.
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? Turn the pages of this book to read the true life story of Pelé, King of Soccer, the first man in the history of the sport to score a thousand goals and become a living legend.