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Haunted by the spirit of the game… In a Latin American newspaper office, football journalist Paul Faustino sits opposite the world’s greatest goalkeeper: the man they call El Gato. On the table between them stands the World Cup. In the hours that follow, El Gato tells the incredible story of how he, a poor logger’s son, becomes so good he is almost unbeatable. Who teaches him his skills? The mysterious Keeper, who haunts a football pitch at the heart of the rainforest…
“Physical, spiritual – Arthurian, even – this is true enchantment.” TES
“A blast of fresh air… so strong and vibrant, so passionate.” INIS
“An entirely new kind of soccer story.” School Library Journal_
April 7th, 2016
AR book level: 5.1; Middle years; 8.0 points
- 240 pages