World Cup by Matt Christopher audiobook

World Cup

By Matt Christopher
Read by Joshua Swanson

Hachette Book Group

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781607887737

Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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, 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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
“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

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Author

Author Bio: Matt Christopher

Author Bio: 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. 

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Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English