The Goalie by Susan Richards Shreve

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Julie is in charge of the household affairs after the death of her mother, but when her father begins to date the mother of Benjie True, her arch rival for the position of goalie on the soccer team, she finds herself doubly challenged.

About Susan Richards Shreve

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Susan Richards Shreve is the author of twelve novels and a number of books for children. She is a professor at George Mason University and the president of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. She lives in Washington, D. C.
Published November 1, 1996 by HarperCollins Publishers. 95 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Julie guards her heart and her widowed father as well as the net on her soccer team: ""Eloquently crafted in simple, direct prose, this book is both hard-hitting and a joy to read,"" said PW in a starred review.

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Ten-year-old Julie aspires to be a goalie-it's the position she covets on the fifth grade soccer team, and it's the role she has carved out within her family, placing herself in charge of protecting her father and little sister from anyone else who would take her long-dead mother's place in the f...

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