"This stirring adventure — a soccer story? a ghost story? — defies expectations. . . . Both lyrical and gripping." — KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)
When Paul Faustino of LA NACION flips on his tape recorder for an exclusive interview with El Gato — the phenomenal goalkeeper who single-handedly brought his team the World Cup — the seasoned reporter quickly learns that this will be no ordinary story. Instead, the legendary El Gato narrates a spellbinding tale that begins in the South American rainforest, where a ghostly but very real mentor, the Keeper, emerges to teach a poor, gawky boy the most thrilling secrets of the game. A seamless blend of magic realism and exhilarating soccer action, this evocative novel will haunt readers long after the story ends.
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Combining vivid imagery and heart-stopping action, this evocative, strikingly ethereal novel about loyalty, passion, and magic will haunt readers, regardless of their love for soccer, long after the story is ended. KEEPER is the Winner of the Branford Boase Award and is a Smarties Bronze Award Winner.From the Author:
Mal Peet says, "Many soccer stories seem to get stuck in the mud like a heavy ball on a wet Saturday afternoon, but there’s no reason why they can’t shift into a different and magical dimension. KEEPER is about soccer, of course, but it’s also about the supernatural, about relationships and loneliness, about believing in yourself - and about having something you would do your utmost to protect and defend."
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Descripción Candlewick, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0763632864
Descripción Candlewick, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110763632864
Descripción Candlewick. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0763632864 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW7.0321948