||Orphanages are the only homes
twelve-year-old Arcady has known since his parents were
taken away by Soviet Russian officials just before the
start of World War II, when he was a baby. Arcady’s talent
playing soccer attracts the attention of Ivan Ivanych when
he comes to the orphanage on the pretense of making an
inspection. Ivan is actually looking for a boy to adopt.
Yelchin begins this historical fiction novel with the
photograph of the 1945 Red Army Soccer Club, of which his
father is the captain. (Oklahoma Sequoyah Award,
|SUBJECTS: Communism -- Fiction.
Foster home care -- Fiction.
Soccer -- Fiction.
Soviet Union -- History -- 1925-1953 -- Fiction.