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Title:
The keeper : the unguarded story of Tim Howard
Author:
Howard, Tim, 1979- , author.
Edition:
First edition
Publication Information:
New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2014.
Physical Description:
271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
"In this heartwarming and candid memoir, US national soccer team goalkeeper Tim Howard does something he would never do on a soccer field: he drops his guard. Howard opens up for the first time about how a hyperactive kid from New Jersey with Tourette Syndrome defied the odds to become one of the world's premier goalkeepers. Howard managed to keep his condition in check well enough to be drafted by Major League Soccer right out of high school. After a successful seventeen-year professional soccer career, Howard became an overnight star during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. His heroic performance in goal for the United States against Belgium, in which he saved an astonishing fifteen shots--the most for any goalkeeper in a World Cup game--made him a household name as well as a trending internet meme. In the course of 120 minutes, Howard went from a player known mainly by soccer fans to an American icon, loved by millions for his dependability, daring, and humility. In this uplifting memoir adapted for young readers, Howard shares his remarkable journey from a challenging childhood in which he was raised by a single mother who instilled in him a love of sports and a devout Christian faith that helped him deal with the onset of Tourette's in fifth grade."--Publisher's description.
General Note:
"Young readers' edition"--Book jacket.

Poster on verso of jacket.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Ages 8-12.

700 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.2 8.0 172199.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 4.3 13 Quiz: 65486.
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ISBN:
9780062387554
Format :
Book

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Summary

The uplifting memoir of U.S. national soccer team goalkeeper Tim Howard, adapted for young readers.

In this heartwarming and candid account, Tim Howard opens up about how a hyperactive kid from New Jersey with Tourette Syndrome defied the odds to become one of the world's premier goalkeepers.

Tim shares his remarkable journey in an accessible way that will speak to soccer fans, kids struggling with issues that make them feel "different," and any young person looking for a compelling autobiography to read for a report or just for fun.

After a successful seventeen-year professional soccer career, Tim became an overnight star during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. His heroic performance in the game for the United States against Belgium, in which he saved an astonishing fifteen shots--the most for any goalkeeper in a World Cup game--made him a household name as well as a trending internet meme.

In the course of 120 minutes, Tim went from a player known mainly by soccer fans to an American icon, loved by millions for his dependability, daring, and humility.

The book includes a glossary, a poster on the other side of the jacket, and a full-color insert.


Table of Contents

Part 1 Prologuep. 1
Chapter 1 In New Jersey, Anything is Possiblep. 6
Chapter 2 Goals that Matteredp. 16
Chapter 3 Touches and Ticsp. 22
Chapter 4 My Own Private Soccer Academyp. 32
Chapter 5 "It Will Take a Nation of Millions to Hold Me Back"p. 40
Chapter 6 Still Learningp. 51
Chapter 7 Growing Upp. 60
Chapter 8 "We've Got Our Eyes on you"p. 68
Chapter 9 Big Changesp. 77
Part 2
Chapter 10 "You're Not in America Anymore, Son"p. 91
Chapter 11 The Longest Seasonp. 104
Chapter 12 Benchedp. 112
Chapter 13 #24p. 124
Chapter 14 Like Coming Homep. 131
Chapter 15 Slaying the Dragonp. 141
Part 3
Chapter 18 America, Soccer Nation?p. 157
Chapter 17 2010: "Look at Me Now, Poppa"p. 164
Chapter 18 The Kind of Father I Want to Bep. 187
Chapter 19 What Every Kid Needsp. 196
Part 4
Chapter 20 Changing the Scoreboardp. 205
Chapter 21 Brokenp. 212
Chapter 22 Changing Facesp. 218
Chapter 23 World Cup Trainingp. 226
Chapter 24 Team USAp. 232
Chapter 25 Making Historyp. 244
Chapter 26 Game of My Lifep. 255
Epiloguep. 267
Glossaryp. 272
Acknowledgmentsp. 275