Pelé, the king of soccer

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Brascaglia, Vincent, illustrator.
Johnson, E. Joe translator.
New York : First Second, 2017.
First American edition.
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139 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
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Burleson Public Library - Juvenile NonfictionJ 92 PeleOn Shelf
Keller Public Library - Children/Juvenile Graphic NovelCHILD GRAPH NOV SIMONOn Shelf
Watauga Public Library - Children/Juvenile Graphic NovelGN J B PELEOn Shelf


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New York : First Second, 2017.
First American edition.
Accelerated Reader
Level 4.7, 2 Points


General Note
Translation of: Le roi Pelé: l'homme et la légende.
"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"
English translation of French original.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Simon, E., Brascaglia, V., & Johnson, E. J. (2017). Pelé, the king of soccer (First American edition.). First Second.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Simon, Eddy, 1968-, Vincent, Brascaglia and E. Joe Johnson. 2017. Pelé, the King of Soccer. New York: First Second.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Simon, Eddy, 1968-, Vincent, Brascaglia and E. Joe Johnson. Pelé, the King of Soccer New York: First Second, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Simon, Eddy, Vincent Brascaglia, and E. Joe Johnson. Pelé, the King of Soccer First American edition., First Second, 2017.

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