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Louise, soccer star?
Krensky, Stephen.
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Publication Information:
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2000]

Physical Description:
77 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Louise has been practicing, planning, and even dreaming about this year's soccer season. So how can it be that, from the very first practice, she's thrown so completely off her game?..."
Reading Level:
470 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.6 1.0 46463.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.5 4 Quiz: 25169 Guided reading level: M.
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Louise Page loves soccer more than...well, almost anything! So how can it be that after all her practicing, planning, and dreaming, she isn't an instant star-of-the-season? Louise's disappointment makes her a little crabby and a little jealous--and more determined than ever to get back in the game!Will Louise's innovative training-through-yardwork turn the tide? Or will she find inspiration in her studies of Olympia's gods and goddesses? As she puts her mind, head, and feet to the task, Louise's game plan turns out to be full of surprises!Stephen Krensky welcomes new and returning readers to this funny, fast-paced story of sports and friendship--the third in his popular series created especially for children ready for that next step after easy-readers.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-4. Louise envisions herself as the star of the soccer team this year, but she finds herself thoroughly upstaged by a new girl, Trelawney Hunt. It isn't even possible to hate Trelawney, an unpretentious, likable kid with freckles. Louise tries a variety of strategies to improve her own status, including rigorous training at home, before she finds common ground with Trelawney. As in previous chapter books about Louise, Krensky creates believable characters in true-to-life situations, nicely depicting realistic, not-always-pretty feelings with empathy. Given the huge popularity of soccer with elementary-school children, this may be one book that will entice boys as well as girls. Susanna Natti's black-and-white illustrations provide a pleasant diversion. --Susan Dove Lempke

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-4-Louise, of Louise Goes Wild (1999) and Louise Takes Charge (1998, both Dial), had been looking forward to the start of soccer season when she discovers that a new girl from England will be playing on her team. First Trelawney inadvertently chooses Louise's favorite "number seven" uniform and then she is assigned to be center forward, the position Louise had hoped to play. As the plot progresses, Louise learns to work through her feelings of jealousy and finds other common interests that she and Trelawney share. Attractive pen-and-ink illustrations are sprinkled throughout. Louise's fans will enjoy this latest chapter book, which reinforces the maxim that "adding a new friend doesn't have to mean getting rid of old ones."-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.