About the Book
Sean, an imaginative, football-loving 8-year old boy wants to be the great Lionel Messi and he’s working hard to accomplish his goal. He battles fears, bullies, nagging parents, and tiresome teachers in pursuit of his dream to become the best footballer in the world. ----
An engaging and relatable children's book about football, practice and inspiration. Beautiful illustrations by Elettra Cudignotto. ----
Book quote: "It took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success." – Lionel Andrés Messi. ----
This book is a part of a series but also works easily as a stand-alone story.
It is suitable for children aged 6-10 years (Oxford stages 6-9, Years 1-5)
Ideal for early readers or to be read aloud by a parent as a bedtime story.
About the US/UK editions: Each of the books in this series has two editions: US and UK. This is due to the fact that the beautiful game is referred to as SOCCER in the US, and FOOTBALL in the UK.
Tanya believes that luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity and that a day without laughter is a day wasted. She finds much joy in reading and writing, and strongly believes in the power of literature as a means to growth, education, and the cultivation of curious, compassionate human beings. She hopes her books contribute to that end.