Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 8 - 12Grades 3 - 8V5.1n/a
This is an extraordinary debut novel, winner of the Branford Boase Award and the Bronze Nestle Children's Book Prize. In a newspaper office, Paul Faustino, South America's top football writer, sits opposite the man they call El Gato "the Cat", the world's greatest goalkeeper. On the table between them stands the World Cup. In the hours that follow, El Gato tells his incredible story - how he, a poor logger's son, learns to become a World Cup-winning goalkeeper so good he is almost unbeatable. And the most remarkable part of this story is the man who teaches him: the mysterious Keeper, who haunts a football pitch at the heart of the claustrophobic rainforest...
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published on February 22, 2005 by Heinemann Educational Publishers
ISBN-10: 0435120107
ISBN-13: 9780435120108
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