Pelé: King of Soccer

Illustrated by:
Painting of Pele kicking a soccer ball

Did you know that as a boy, Pelé played soccer in bare feet with a grapefruit instead of a soccer ball? Monica Brown shares the inspirational story of the beloved soccer star's rise from humble beginnings to becoming El rey del fútbol. Rudy Gutiérrez's brilliant and fluid illustrations of Pelé and "the beautiful game" of soccer leap off the page. Bilingual text. Curriculum guide available.

Language: Spanish (Bilingual Eng/Sp)
Culture/Community: Brazilian / Brazilian American
Heritage & History: Hispanic Heritage and History
Themes for Children: Social Studies and Biography Sports
Genre: Biography
Format: Picture Book
Age Level: 6-9
Publisher: Rayo