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Goof-Off Goalie

Gym Shorts

by Betty Hicks, illustrated by Adam McCauley

Roaring Brook Press

SOCCER DREAMS AND PLENTY OF ACTION this second book in the Gym Shorts series scores high with new readers.

There’s nothing Goose wants more than to play goalie for his soccer team. It looks like such fun – and so easy! – on TV. But to say Goose has a little trouble focusing is a bit of an understatement.  Luckily, his friend Henry agrees to train him. Just as Goose starts to improve, Henry gets grounded for slipping grades. Can Goose make it to goalie? Can he help Henry who has helped him so much already? 

Goof-Off Goalie is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

SOCCER DREAMS AND PLENTY OF ACTION this second book in the Gym Shorts series scores high with new readers.

There’s nothing Goose wants more than to play goalie for his soccer team. It looks like such fun – and so easy! – on TV. But to say Goose has a little trouble focusing is a bit of an understatement.  Luckily, his friend Henry agrees to train him. Just as Goose starts to improve, Henry gets grounded for slipping grades. Can Goose make it to goalie? Can he help Henry who has helped him so much already? 

Goof-Off Goalie is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • by Betty Hicks, illustrated by Adam McCauley

  • Betty Hicks is the author of this season’s Basketball Bats (see page 16) and several sports novels for older readers, including Busted! (see page 28) and I Smell Like Ham . She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

    Adam McCauley is the illustrator of this season’s Basketball Bats (see page 16).  He lives in San Francisco, California.

  • Betty Hicks
  • Adam McCauley
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Goof-Off Goalie

Gym Shorts

by Betty Hicks, illustrated by Adam McCauley

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
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