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Meet Jeff Stone, author of Phoenix

Jeff Stone lives in the Midwest with his wife and two children and practices the martial arts daily.

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For as long as I can remember, I've always enjoyed reading, writing, and listening to stories, and drawing pictures.  Growing up in a small, rural town, there wasn't much to do, so I would write and draw to entertain myself, on what we old-timers remember calling “typewriter paper.” It wasn't much of a leap for me to become a children's book illustrator. I'm a visual storyteller; I tell stories with my pictures. I feel I've done a good job when the reader can look only at my illustrations and get a good sense of the story. A wonderful writer’s words... Read More

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Young Pele
Written by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Illustrated by James Ransome
Trade Paperback

How did a poor boy named Edson—who kicked rocks down roads and dribbled balls made from rags—go on to become the greatest soccer player of all time? Here is the story of the boy who with great determination, lightning speed, and amazing skill overcame tremendous odds to become the world champion... Read More
 





Young Pele
Written by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Illustrated by James Ransome
eBook

HOW DID A POOR BOY named Edson—who kicked rocks down roads and dribbled balls made from rags—go on to become Pelé, the greatest soccer player of all time? While other kids memorized letters, Edson memorized the scores of soccer matches. And when Edson finally played in a youth soccer tournament in...

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