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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:
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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
  • “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.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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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