Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Review/Giveaway: Toward the Goal


Title: Toward the Goal:  The Kaka Story
Author: Jeremy V. Jones
Genre: Christian biographical - children's (tween)
How to enter: Leave a comment on THIS post right here! If you're a subscriber or a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.
Entry deadline: September 25, 2010
Restrictions: Open internationally!

That's right, enter right here for this giveaway.  This is my review copy, so it has been gently read.
It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

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Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010)
***Special thanks to Krista Ocier of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


Jeremy V. Jones has played soccer throughout his life, including being goalkeeper for his high school team. Now he coaches his daughter’s team when he’s not writing about sports, outdoor adventure, music, and other fun topics. Jeremy is an award-winning writer and former editor of Breakaway magazine, whose recent books include Walking on Water. He absolutely adores his wife, daughter, and son—and most of the time things his two dogs are pretty cool, too. The whole family loves to travel and explore the Colorado Mountains near their home.

Product Details:

List Price: $6.99
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310720036
ISBN-13: 978-0310720034


What I Liked:  I personally enjoyed reading this book! The Brazil setting complemented nicely the book I had just read about missions in Brazil (Misadventures in Travel).  Even though I don't follow international soccer, I had no trouble getting into it through this book.  And I thoroughly appreciated the Christian example provided through a sports star...

In addition to an interesting story, there were facts sheets interspersed throughout to give the reader background information - so it would make a great addition to a study on soccer or Brazil.

What I Didn't Like:  I would wholeheartedly recommend this for the tween age.  The one possible negative is that, since it is set in the current time, it could be considered an outdated book a few years from now.


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Anonymous said...

I heart soccer!

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Homemaker said...

This seems like a book that you can actually "escape" into..

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Donna M. Clark said...

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sue c. said...

Would love to win.
Book sounds great.

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lknott said...

Sounds like a good book to share with my daughter. Enter me to Win! It looks quite interesting to read!

Donna said...

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