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Happy Like Soccer (A Junior Library Guild Selection)

by Maribeth Boelts

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Nice story of a child's love for family and her efforts to solve a problem. ( )
  pmartens | Sep 14, 2013 |
A lyrical and beautifully illustrated narrative of a young girl who must travel out of her neighborhood and across the city to attend her soccer games, leaving behind her beloved Auntie who must work on soccer days. She sees an opportunity and finds the nerve to make a change and bring together the two things she loves the most. ( )
  midgeworld | Apr 3, 2013 |
A girl loves soccer and wants her family to cheer her on. Warm, appealing story. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
This was a great story for kids to read. It shows a girl who loves soccer and is being raised by her aunt. It is an average story with an unconventional family dynamic that shows this kind of family is pretty normal. ( )
  kmunsey | Feb 25, 2013 |
touching, moving family story ( )
  melodyreads | Jan 16, 2013 |
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A warmhearted story about a young girl who finds a way to bring together the two things that make her most happy- soccer and her family.

Nothing makes Sierra happy like soccer. Her shoes have flames as she spins the ball down the spread-out sea of grass. But nothing makes her sad like soccer, too, because the restaurant where her auntie works is busy on game days and she can’t take time off to watch Sierra play. On game days, her auntie helps Sierra get ready and tells her, "Play hard and have fun." And Sierra does, but she can’t help wishing she had someone there to root for her by name, and not just by the number on her uniform. With honesty and rare subtlety, author Maribeth Boelts and illustrator Lauren Castillo portray an endearing character in a moving, uplifting story that touches on the divides children navigate every day- and remind us that everyone needs someone to cheer them on from the sidelines.
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A warmhearted story about a young girl who finds a way to bring together the two things that make her most happy- soccer and her family.

Nothing makes Sierra happy like soccer. Her shoes have flames as she spins the ball down the spread-out sea of grass. But nothing makes her sad like soccer, too, because the restaurant where her auntie works is busy on game days and she can’t take time off to watch Sierra play. On game days, her auntie helps Sierra get ready and tells her, "Play hard and have fun." And Sierra does, but she can’t help wishing she had someone there to root for her by name, and not just by the number on her uniform. With honesty and rare subtlety, author Maribeth Boelts and illustrator Lauren Castillo portray an endearing character in a moving, uplifting story that touches on the divides children navigate every day- and remind us that everyone needs someone to cheer them on from the sidelines.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:44:45 -0400)

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For soccer games Sierra rides a bus out of the city to fields that are nicer than the "lot" in her neighborhood, but so her auntie can be at her last game, she asks Coach Marco if the team might play in her neighborhood on a day her aunt does not work.… (more)

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