Wonder Goal! by Michael Foreman

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He shoots!
He scores!

It was perfect.
Head over the ball,
balance, power, timing . . .
As soon as he kicked it,
he knew it was going to be a goal.

Wonder Goal! is all about this perfect shot, the fantasy shot that haunts the dreams of all soccer players – young and old – whether their game is taking place on a freezing cold roadside soccer field or in front of thousands of cheering fans in the final match of the World Cup.

With a stirring, simple text and glorious watercolors, Michael Foreman brings the fantasy to life in a picture book that captures both the drama and the magic of the most popular game in the world.
 

About Michael Foreman

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MICHAEL FOREMAN is one of the most talented and popular creators of children's books today. His highly acclaimed books are published all over the world. He is married and has three sons. He divides his time between St Ives in Cornwall and London.
 
Published April 25, 2002 by Andersen Press. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Timing”—and then that golden, transcendent moment: “As soon as he kicked it, he knew it was going to be a goal.” From here, the story moves out of body and time, and the young boy is a young man, now on a World Cup team, this time his father’s in the stands, watching as he finds that exquisite mo...

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Foreman's (War Boy) appealing, understated story opens as a team of boys arrives at a field for a soccer game.

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