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Children's Fiction Soccer

Lucy juega al fútbol

by (author) Lisa Bowes

illustrated by James Hearne

translated by Lawrence Schimel

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2021
Soccer, General, New Experience
Recommended Age
6 to 8
Recommended Grade
1 to 3
Recommended Reading age
6 to 8
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¡Con ganas de probar un deporte de verano, Lucy y sus amigos se reúnen en la pista de fútbol para su primer partido de tres contra tres! Gracias a Nick el entrenador, Lucy y el resto del Equipo Azul aprenden habilidades básicas mientras se preparan para competir contra el Equipo Rojo.

La serie “Lucy hace deporte” está diseñado a incentivar a los niños a ser activos y participar en deportes y recreación. En Lucy juega fútbol, Lucy descubre lo divertido que es jugar como parte de un equipo y aprende por qué el fútbol es el deporte más popular del mundo.

About the authors

Lisa Bowes is a sports anchor who made Canadian broadcasting history when she became the play-by-play voice for the National Women’s Hockey League. While working for CBC’s Sports Journal, she was nominated for a Gemini Award for best writing in an information program or series. In February 2010, Lisa was CTV’s host/reporter for women’s hockey at the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. She currently works at CTV Calgary and freelances for TSN. For more information, visit

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James Hearne is an artist who loves illustrating books for children. He lives with his patient and amazing wife Paula and two beautiful daughters, Mikayla and Vicky, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He wonders how he got so lucky. James can be reached through his website

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Lawrence Schimel is an award-winning author and anthologist who has published over 70 books in many genres, including four anthologies for Arsenal Pulp Press, all co-edited with Richard Labonte: The Future Is Queer (2006), the Lambda Award-winning First Person Queer (2007), its sequel Second Person Queer (2009), and I Like It Like That (2009). His other books include Lambda winner PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality (with Carol Queen), The Drag Queen of Elfland, The Mammoth Book of Gay Erotica, and Things Invisible to See: Lesbian and Gay Tales of Magic Realism. Formerly of New York, he has lived in Madrid, Spain since 1999.


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Editorial Reviews

“Ilustraciones atractivas y amenas… Una buena historia inicial para leer antes de que se reúna un nuevo equipo para aprender el juego.”

School Library Journal

“¡Lucy es un ejemplo genial para niños de cualquier edad! Demuestra el valor de participar en deportes y cómo jugar en equipo y un buen entrenamiento pueden afectar de manera positiva a la infancia y más allá.”

Christine Sinclair, Capitana del equipo Nacional de Fútbol de Canadá y medallista Olímpica

“Con una exuberancia juguetona, esta historia vivaz de Bowes comparte lo divertido que es el fútbol con jóvenes lectores.”

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