Monday, May 17, 2010
Nonfiction Monday: Goal! The Fire and Fury of Soccer's Greatest Moment, by Mark Stewart and Mike Kennedy
Not being terribly athletic ourselves (we prefer sitting around under a heat lamp), we thought it might take a little time to get into a book about soccer. We were hooked from the very beginning, though, as we learned that Edward III out-lawed 'foot-ball', and early church leaders thought the devil was responsible for the way the ball bounced!
From a general history of the sport, we go into famous games and spectacular goals, famous soccer players, and a list of world records. The text is written in a fashion that makes us think of someone telling about an exciting play they saw in last night's game. Apathetic sportsters like ourselves will find themselves engaged, and sports fans will love it. Definitely one to add to the library, especially for those reluctant readers!
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