Buy Used
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by owlsmart_usa
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Pages are clean and free of writing and or highlighting. Cover edges show some wear from reading and storage.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

For the Love of Soccer! Hardcover – 25 May 2010

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"
£27.53 £1.40

Four for £10 on Sticker & Activity Books
Add four selected titles to your basket and checkout to receive your discount. Shop now
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

Product Description

HardCover. Pub the Date: May. 2010 Pages: 32 Language: English in Publisher: Hyperion Book CH What does the world's greatest soccer player love about the game of The same things as we do! Speed. team work. dribbling. passing. taking your best shot - and making a GOAAAL! Pel. three-time World Cup champion. has been the subject of several unauthorized biographies. But here. in his own words. he celeates the kick and thrill of his favorite sport. Artist Frank Morrison scores an amazing assist with two dynamic visual stories: Pel's inspiring rise to fame. and a young athlete's efforts to follow in his hero's speedy footsteps. Together. words and pictures deliver all the fun and excitement of a closely -matched game. World Cup fans. come play!

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0x91ef4834) out of 5 stars 6 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x91ef9438) out of 5 stars This is an exiting, dynamic portrait of Pelé as a young player ... BOOM! 3 Feb. 2011
By Deb - Published on
Edison’s eyes grew wide as he concentrated on chasing a tattered soccer ball with a friend, but when he received a brand new ball for his birthday they tightly closed as he threw his arms high in the air in a victory salute. He was up for a game, “anytime, anywhere.” Boys would hustle to keep up with him as he moved the ball, but were unable to keep up with his power moves. His father, Dondinho, would give him a thumbs up as his skills improved. He practiced and drilled constantly. “A few little taps or one big kick ...” he loved that ball!

Down the field the team would run as they played in a game, something that was even more fun than practice. Team work was everything and “The second the starting whistle blasted, every player exploded into action.” Edison was intense as they would “pass, dribbled, dodged,” and try to score a goal. BOOM! He leapt into the air and kicked the ball, a ball that “seemed to hang in midair forever.” Would he score for his team? Would Edison Arantes do Nascimento, or Pelé as he was known, ever achieve his dream of becoming a pro?

This is an exiting, dynamic portrait of as a young player. It doesn’t get any better than this because it is told in his own voice, from his point of view. His passion for the sport exudes from each and every page. When Pelé is shown playing a game, we see a double portrait of him, as a man on one side and a boy on the other. The artwork is sweeping, action oriented, and exiting. Pelé shows how thrilling the game can be, but also expresses the importance and value of good sportsmanship. In the back of the book is a brief, but fascinating biography. If you have a young soccer fan, this book is one you might want to consider!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x91ef9840) out of 5 stars Great soccer themed book 4 Oct. 2011
By jlk - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you or your kid loves soccer, this is a great book that centers on playing hard at something you love. It also focuses on being part of a team.
HASH(0x91ef9768) out of 5 stars Three Stars 17 May 2016
By Dahne Mezzenga - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Great book, but it had writing in it.
HASH(0x91ef9660) out of 5 stars Great book! 22 Dec. 2014
By Jessica - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Great book just wish their wasn't a booger on one of the pages!
HASH(0x91ef984c) out of 5 stars A gift for a little soccer player 29 Mar. 2015
By E. Elliott - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My 6-yr. old grandson adores soccer, and loved this book!
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know