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Greene, Stephanie
New York : Clarion Books, 1998
IL 3-6  RL 3.5
ISBN 0395861438
Hey, soccer fans!  Meet Owen Foote.  Like you, Owen loves soccer and is excited when he and his best friend, Joseph, join the town's soccer league together.    Unfortunately, Joseph isn't very good at kicking or running and he has a hard time remembering not to grab the ball.  Owen is embarrassed for his friend, especially when Walter, the team hotshot and bully, starts teasing Joseph, calling him a klutz.  Thanks to Owen and the other members of the Aliens team who all pull together, Walter learns a lesson in good sportsmanship. And Joseph?  You'll have to read this book to find out how he finds his place on this team of soccer stars!  (Jeannie Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards)
SUBJECTS:     Soccer -- Fiction
                        Best friends -- Fiction


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