Neymar (World Soccer Legends #8) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 8 in the World Soccer Legends series.


Neymar, a world soccer legend, on his way to the top.

Part of the World Soccer Legends series, this book tells the story of Neymar da Silva Santos Junior, one of the great players of the game, from his childhood days in Brazil to his signing by the legendary Spanish soccer club Barcelona for a record amount of money. One of the biggest names at the 2014 World Cup, Neymar, playing for Brazil, sustained a serious injury but healed quickly and is now back on the field, winning games for Barcelona. The book also traces the history of the Brazilian national team, the most successful organization in the history of the World Cup. The book contains fascinating facts, spectacular images, and captivating and informative text.

About the Author

Illugi Jökulsson is a journalist, editor, and author living in Iceland.

Praise For…

Praise for World Soccer Legends

These books address a largely unfilled niche: short, highly readable biographies of contemporary soccer stars. The texts are printed over and around voluminous, richly printed photographs and include many pages of scoring statistics and league standings, awards, even a QR code to direct readers to a video of Zlatan’s 40-yard bicycle-kick goal in a 2012 match against England. Frequent references to great players of the past-Maradona, Pelé, Cruyff, Eusebio-lend the books a welcome historical context.... These entries are excellent….

— School Library Journal

books are a terrific soccer resource for kids! They combine the best of world
soccer along with history, geography and a glimpse at what it’s like growing up
as a young soccer player in another country. Soccer is truly a global language
and these books help American kids speak it fluently. What a great opportunity
for young soccer players to learn about their heroes and the legendary clubs of
the world. These books are engaging and fun!
— Lynn Berling-Manuel, American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO)

books in the World Soccer Legends [series], newly translated into English, will
appeal mainly to young hardcore soccer fans. Such readers cannot get enough of
the action photographs, copious statistics, and player profiles that fill the
— Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780789212276
ISBN-10: 0789212277
Publisher: Abbeville Kids
Publication Date: April 21st, 2015
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: World Soccer Legends