A beautifully designed story of soccer's best athlete begins in the midst of a game with the star about to score. “Pele! Pele! O Rei! Pele! The King!” shouts the roaring crowd. Brown's exuberant introduction transitions to a more sedate narrative that depicts the poor but hopeful upbringing of a boy in a small Brazilian town. Picture book/bio Grades 5-8. (baffleonious)
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