Soccer School Season 1: Where Soccer Explains (Rules) the World

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5.1 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Alex Bellos writes about math, science, and soccer. He is the author of Futebol: the Brazilian Way of Life in addition to being the ghostwriter of a best-selling autobiography about soccer superstar Pelé. Alex Bellos lives in London.

Ben Lyttleton is a journalist, newscaster, and soccer consultant. He is the author of Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty Kick. He lives in London.

Spike Gerrell is an illustrator and cartoonist whose work has been published in the Guardian, New Scientist, and the Independent. He lives in London.


Irreverent, inappropriate, and irresistible, this import from England will attract soccer fans--some, perhaps, who may have been recently indoctrinated due to all the World Cup mania--like a magnet, and entice browsers as well. There's a sequel already in the works, promising at least some coverage of women's soccer, so be prepared.

Readers will gravitate to this charming, cross-curricular approach to one of the world's most popular sports... Aside from assisting soccer-loving students that may complain about how certain subjects "apply" to their lives, it can also show young fans a myriad of career options aside from professional play, like coaching, sports photography, and nutrition.
--School Library Connection

"Fantastic work, brilliantly done. I've never seen my kids devour books more quickly or repeatedly."
--Roger Bennett of Men in Blazers