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Pelé: The King of Soccer
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Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to his schoolmates as Pelé, grew up in poverty in the Sao Paulo region of Brazil. He was too poor to afford a real soccer ball, so he played with a ball of newspaper tied together with string. Yet he dominated the youth leagues and signed his first professional soccer contract at the age of fifteen. Within two years he was celebrated internationally, when he led Brazil to victory at the world cup. Known by his fans as "O Rei" (The King), Pelé is widely regarded as the greatest soccer player of all time. But he's more than just an athlete: he also traveled the world as goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. Pelé is the living symbol of a sport he dubbed "the beautiful game"—a game that brings people together regardless of race or nationality.

In the graphic novel Pele: The King of Soccer, Eddy Simon and Vincent Brascaglia beautifully depict Pele's rise from the slums of Brazil to the national stage.

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Street Date:
10/24/2017
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781250194596
ASIN:
B0763RML66
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.7, 2 Points
Lexile code:
GN: Graphic Novel
Lexile measure:
700
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Eddy Simon. (2017). Pelé: The King of Soccer. First Second.

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Eddy Simon. 2017. Pelé: The King of Soccer. First Second.

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Eddy Simon, Pelé: The King of Soccer. First Second, 2017.

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Eddy Simon. Pelé: The King of Soccer. First Second, 2017. Web.

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Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known to his schoolmates as Pelé, grew up in poverty in the Sao Paulo region of Brazil. He was too poor to afford a real soccer ball, so he played with a ball of newspaper tied together with string. Yet he dominated the youth leagues and signed his first professional soccer contract at the age of fifteen. Within two years he was celebrated internationally, when he led Brazil to victory at the world cup. Known by his fans as "O Rei" (The King), Pelé is widely regarded as the greatest soccer player of all time. But he's more than just an athlete: he also traveled the world as goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. Pelé is the living symbol of a sport he dubbed "the beautiful game"—a game that brings people together regardless of race or nationality.

In the graphic novel Pele: The King of Soccer, Eddy Simon and Vincent Brascaglia beautifully depict Pele's rise from the slums of Brazil to the national stage.

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        "Soccer great Pelé's story has been told far, wide, and well, but Simon and Brascaglia provide the full context--its cultural, economic, political, and physical geography--it deserves."

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      • content: "The artwork is active and graceful--occasionally frenetic, depicting what Pelé called "the beautiful game." A great addition for graphic novel collections and a good way to attract reluctant readers."
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      • content: "Appealingly energetic, this should have a wide appeal, even beyond soccer fans--an easy win."
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        Starred review from September 11, 2017
        Pelé, the Brazilian soccer player famous around the world, is an ideal subject for a graphic biography. His career was a dizzying rags-to-riches story. When Edson Arantes do Nascimento was born, his family had just installed their first electric light, and they named him after Thomas Edison (he acquired his nickname later). His father, a soccer player whose climb to fame was ruined by an early injury, nurtured his son’s talent. Pelé’s rise to fame was meteoric; he played in his first World Cup match at 17 and gave the car he won to his father. More glory as a player awaited, but his life was complicated by political upheaval in Brazil and by personal crises. His greatest pleasure was to slip away and find ordinary children to practice with. Brascaglia crams as much information and drama into his panels as Simon does into the text. An extra dimension is Pelé’s status as an athlete of color in a country where whites held power. The story is gripping straight through, and a sterling choice for reluctant readers. Ages 8–12.

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        Gr 7 Up-Pele, widely known as the greatest soccer player of all time, was born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, a wiry little village boy from Brazil. With his lightning-speed knack for dribbling and shooting, he quickly ran out of children to play with- but his father, a former professional player, encouraged his son to embrace the game. Pele earned his nickname as he became a professional soccer player at 15 and won a spot on the national team only a year later. He was dubbed "O Rei" (or "king"), helped Brazil win three FIFA World Cups, and became the all-time leading goal scorer in the history of Brazilian soccer. Simon acknowledges that Pele's life isn't all awards and international fame-the graphic novel covers corrupt sports officials, an authoritarian dictatorship that tries to control Pele as its national treasure, and family strife. However, the focus is on Pele's tremendous impact on soccer internationally and his efforts to improve social conditions in his homeland. The book's linear trajectory is easy to follow, though it spans many years and the political intrigues hint at a much more complicated backstory. Readers who aren't sports fans may find the play-by-play tedious at times, but the dialogue never becomes too technical. The artwork is active and graceful-occasionally frenetic, depicting what Pele called "the beautiful game." VERDICT A great addition for graphic novel collections and a good way to attract reluctant readers.-Michael Marie Jacobs, Darlington School, GA

        Copyright 2018 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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