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Hicks, Betty.
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2008
IL K-3, RL 2.5
ISBN 1596432446
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Ten-year old Goose makes a wish on his birthday candles that his soccer team’s goalie would disappear so Goose can take his place. Half the wish comes true! The goalie moves away, but Coach thinks Goose lacks focus – and Goose’s try-out seems to prove that! That’s when Goose’s friends step in and develop a plan to help Goose make his wish come true. Will it work? Or will Goose still be the team goof-off? This is the second in the Gym Shorts series. If you like soccer, this action book is for you!  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award nominee, 2011)
SUBJECTS:     Soccer -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Determination (Personality trait) -- Fiction.

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