By Mina Javaherbin
Illustrated by AG Ford

A lyrical, strikingly illustrated story celebrates the unifying power of soccer.

In a dusty township in South Africa, Ajani and his friends have earned a brand-new, federation-size soccer ball. They kick. They dribble. They run. They score. These clever boys are football champions! But when a crew of bullies tries to steal their ball, will Ajani and his friends be able to beat them at their own game?

  • A soccer book set in South Africa, published just in time for the World Cup 2010 in Cape Town.
  • Exciting, fun, suspenseful, and poignant in equal measure
  • Beautifully illustrated by A.G. Ford, illustrator of Jonah Winter's New York Times Bestselling Barack and the forthcoming Michelle by Deborah Hopkinson.

About the author

Mina Javaherbin was born and raised in Iran and now lives in San Clemente, California. This is her debut picture book.

About the illustrator

A. G. Ford is the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Barack by Jonah Winter and Michelle by Deborah Hopkinson. He also contributed to Our Children Can Soar: A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change by Michelle Cook. He lives in The Colony,Texas.

ISBN: 9780763645717
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: April 1, 2010
Dimensions: 247 x 287mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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