Profiles the Argentinean soccer star of FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi. Discusses his early childhood success, his training with the Barcelona junior team, and features fun facts like his favourite foods and his pet peeves. Updated throughout with new stats from the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Number of pages: 64
Dimensions: 279 x 213 mm
Edition: 2nd edition
Praise for the World Soccer Legends Series: "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." --School Library Journal "These 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) "These 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 books." --Booklist