The Sock Thief: A Soccer Story (Hardcover)

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The Sock Thief: A Soccer Story (Hardcover)

By Ana Crespo, Nana Gonzales (Illustrator)

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Brazilian boy Felipe wants to play soccer, but he doesn’t have a soccer ball. So, when it’s his turn to take one to school, he uses a little bit of creativity… and a few socks. Felipe is the sock thief, but finding socks is not that easy and the neighborhood pets make it even harder. “Au, au, au!” a dog barks in Portuguese. Felipe wonders if he’ll play soccer with his friends today or if he will be caught by a tattle-tale parrot? Along the way, Felipe leaves delicious mangoes in exchange for the socks he steals. After he swipes each pair, he twists and turns them into an ever-growing soccer ball. At the end of the day, he returns each pair of socks with a note to say thank you.
Ana Crespo is originally from Brazil and has lived in the USA for 15 years. She has worked as an academic advisor and as a translator before investing in a career as a writer. This is her first book in English. Nana Gonzales has illustrated several children’s books. As a child, she often carried around a pencil and paper so that she could draw for her family and friends. She lives in Argentina with her husband and his son.

Product Details ISBN: 9780807575383
ISBN-10: 0807575380
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
Publication Date: March 1st, 2015
Pages: 32
Language: English