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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Matt Christopher Narrator: Joshua Swanson Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9781607883081
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Soccer. No other sport in the world captivates a bigger audience—and no other competition electrifies its fans like the World Cup. Now, just in time for the next World Cup competition, comes a book just for kids that’s jam-packed with information about each and every World Cup ever played.

Want to know who was behind the biggest surprise defeat of the 1950 tournament? It’s in here. Curious about what happened to the Jules Rimet trophy when it was in England? Turn to the chapter on World Cup 1966. Wondering what the term “total football” means? You’ll find the answer here—along with much, much more, including a bonus chapter on the Women’s World Cup and lists of winners, runners-up, and scores of past Cups. And because it all comes from Matt Christopher, young readers know they’re getting the best sports writing on the shelf.

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  • “This fast-paced, informative book is perfect for those of any age who want to learn about the world’s most popular sport: soccer...Narrator Joshua Swanson’s enthusiasm keeps listeners engaged even amid the book’s many facts and figures. Further, he perfectly conveys the game’s highly charged excitement, fever-pitched triumphs, and extreme disappointments. In addition to many interesting historical tidbits, there’s an excellent overview of womens soccer.”

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  • This fast-paced, informative book is perfect for those of ANY age who want to learn about the world's most popular sport....Narrator Joshua Swanson's enthusiasm keeps listeners engaged even amid the book's many facts and figures. Further, he perfectly conveys the game's highly charged excitement, fever-pitched triumphs, and extreme disappointments. AudioFile
  • This fast-paced, informative book is perfect for those of ANY age who want to learn about the world's most popular sport....Narrator Joshua Swanson's enthusiasm keeps listeners engaged even amid the book's many facts and figures. Further, he perfectly conveys the game's highly charged excitement, fever-pitched triumphs, and extreme disappointments. AudioFile
  • “Christopher seamlessly weaves bits of history into the story... Joshua Swanson’s narration is enthusiastic. With short chapters and loads of action, young sports fans and reluctant readers are sure to be drawn to this audiobook.”

    School Library Journal (audio review)

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron Hubbard | 7/9/2012

    " I actually listened to this on CD. It was an interesting little history of the World Cup. I believe this book was written for kids based on the authors previous work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 9/23/2010

    " I actually listened to this on CD. It was an interesting little history of the World Cup. I believe this book was written for kids based on the authors previous work. "

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About the Author
Author Matt Christopher

Matt Christopher (1917–1997) was an American author of children’s books. He was a gifted athlete as a youth and became interested in writing at age fourteen, but it was 1941 before he sold his first story, “The Missing Finger Points,” to Detective Story magazine. His first children’s book, The Lucky Baseball Bat, was published in 1954. Christopher wrote more than one hundred books as well as nearly three hundred short stories and articles published in over sixty-five magazines for children and adults. He was awarded the 1993 Milner Award and numerous writing honors from state organizations. 

About the Narrator

Joshua Swanson is an actor and voiceover talent. He’s worked in major motion pictures and television and as a voice talent has worked in all facets of the business. An award-winning audiobook narrator with over sixty titles to his name, Swanson has won five AudioFile Earphones Awards.