Ilene Cooper's fourth story of a boy and his beagle takes Bobby and Lucy into the wild playing fields of grade-school soccer.
Every kid loves soccer, right? Not Bobby. He likes to watch sports, but he doesn't really like to play them. He'd rather play with his beagle puppy, Lucy. But when Bobby's friend Shawn begs him to join up, Bobby finds himself stuck on a soccer team with a stern coach and several kids who have a knack for the sport. Even Lucy is better than Bobby at moving a soccer ball down the field!
About Ilene Cooper
For over 20 years, ILENE COOPER has been writing both fiction and nonfiction books for children, including The Golden Rule, Jack: The Early Years of J.F.K., and her Stepping Stones series, Absolutely Lucy. She is also the children's books editor at ALA's Booklist magazine. Check out her Web site at IleneCooper.com
JOHN KANZLER has also illustrated Whose Feet? and Paul Bunyan for Step into Reading, as well as the series Class Pets for Simon & Schuster.
Absolutely Lucy #4: Lucy on the Ball by Ilene Cooper; illustrated by David Merrell