Goal! Mina Javaherbin, A.G. Ford

Walker Books Ltd
Paperback 40 pages

ISBN:
9781406327717
Size:
288 x 248mm
Published:
03 May 2010
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Interest age: from c 6 years
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Overview

This is a lyrical and beautifully illustrated story about the unifying power of football. When Ajani and his friends play football, they forget the poverty and hardship of life in their small South African town. When they play they feel strong. When they run they are not afraid...But overshadowing their games are the bullies who terrorize the streets they play in. Ajani will have to think fast in order to protect his most treasured possession, his brand-new football...This title is to be published in the lead-up to the 2010 World Cup when football fever is at its peak. Stunning pictures and powerful words make a story that is as universal as it is particular.

Author

Mina Javaherbin was born in Iran and was smuggled out of the country when she was sixteen, two days after her father burned every piece of writing she had produced. Her first picture book, Secret Message (Hyperion), will be published in early 2010. She lives in California, USA. A. G. Ford is the illustrator of Barack, written by Jonah Winter, a picture-book biography of Barack Obama and a New York Times bestseller. He studied at the Columbus College of Art and Design. He lives in Texas, USA.

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