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Soccer School is back in session and ready to defend its goal: to explain the world through soccer.
Coaches Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton return with even more proof that soccer can be used to teach kids about pretty much anything. The second book in their funny, fascinating series is full of facts about the most popular sport in the world, from history to language, design to psychology. When did women begin playing soccer? Why do lefties have an advantage on the field? Which soccer stadium was built in the shape of a crocodile? Perfect for soccer players, fans, or just plain curious kids, this series is packed with information and amusement in equal measure. Goal!
About the Author
Alex Bellos writes about math, science, and soccer. He is the author of Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life in addition to being the ghostwriter of a best-selling biography about soccer superstar Pelé. Alex Bellos lives in London.
Ben Lyttleton is a journalist, newscaster, and soccer consultant. He is the author of Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty Kick. He lives in London.
Spike Gerrell is an illustrator and cartoonist whose work has been published in the Guardian, New Scientist, and the Independent. He lives in London.
“Fantastic work, brilliantly done. I’ve never seen my kids devour books more quickly or repeatedly.”
—Roger Bennett of Men in Blazers