Cover image for Lucy on the ball
Title:
Lucy on the ball
ISBN:
9780375855597

9780375955594
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, c2011.
Physical Description:
102 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Reading Level:
460 L Lexile
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Summary:
Lucy the beagle does not mind her humans very well until third-grader Bobby joins a soccer team, Lucy becomes the mascot, and the coach gives Lucy obedience training.
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Summary

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!


Author Notes

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 Absolutely Lucy, Lucy on the Loose, and Look at Lucy! She is also the children's books editor at ALA Booklist magazine.

DAVID MERRELL also did the interior illustrations for Look at Lucy!


Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

Shy Bobby (dog Lucy's owner) agrees to play soccer, even though he'd rather be working on his school comic-strip project. At first Bobby doesn't like soccer--or his strict coach--but things change as Coach helps train Lucy, and Bobby discovers a talent for goal-keeping. There's also an adoption story line in this overstuffed story illustrated with sketchlike black-and-white drawings. (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.