Monday, April 9, 2012

Joachim Masannek's best selling children's series, WILD Soccer Bunch Book 3 - "Zoe the Fearless" (review)

Joachim Masannek's best selling children's series, WILD Soccer Bunch  Book 3 - "Zoe the Fearless".   

For Zoe, soccer is life! She won't wear anything but soccer gear, and she wants to be the first female to ever play on the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team. When her father moves them to Chicago, he signs her up with a boy's team - the Wild Soccer Bunch. And they are not thrilled - a girl on their team?! Never!
Can Zoe win them over? Are the Wild Soccer Bunch ready for the challenge?

The Wild Soccer Bunch, Book #3, "Zoe the Fearless"
Written by Joachim Masannek
Illustrations by Jan Birck
Juvenile, Fiction, Action Adventure, Sport, Soccer, age 8-12   
· Hardcover · December 2011   
· ISBN: 978-0-9844257-4-7

Also available in E-book format.

Landon Book1 by Myriam
Described as "The perfect series for the reluctant reader," and "Not only fun and funny but touches serious aspects of life," The Wild Soccer Bunch is endorsed by U.S. soccer star Landon Donovan, and has sold more than ten million copies worldwide.  
Author Joachim Masannek created The Wild Soccer Bunch in Germany. There, the series' debut was followed by a hit movie. To date, fourteen books have been published in thirty-two languages, and five films have been produced.   

Other books in the series:  
Kevin the Star Striker 
 When the last of the snow has finally melted, soccer season starts! Kevin the Star Striker and the Wild Soccer Bunch rush to their field. They have found that Mickey the Bulldozer and his gang, The Unbeatables, have taken over. Kevin and his friends challenge the Unbeatables to the biggest game of their lives. Can the Wild Soccer Bunch defeat The Unbeatables, or will they lose their field of dreams forever? Can they do what no team has done before? 
Diego the Tornado  
 Fabio, the son of a famous Brazilian soccer player, wants to join the Wild Soccer Bunch. But Fabio's father has other plans. He makes his son play for the Furies, one of the best youth club teams in the country. The Wild Soccer Bunch is devastated, but Diego has a plan. He turns the Wild Soccer Bunch into a club team and challenges the Furies to a game! Can the Wild Soccer Bunch survive the game? Can their friendship endure the test?   
Coming soon:
Julian the Mighty

Julian Fort Knox, the All-In-One defender, is searching for his father who left one day and never returned. Along the way, Julian runs into Mickey the bulldozer and his gang and when they close in for the attack, the Wild Soccer Bunch is right there to help. One for all and all for one! The Unbeatables decide to challenge them to a rematch -an all-or-nothing "Match for Camelot." Sure, the Wild Soccer Bunch beat them once, but can they do it again?  
Our Daughter; Giana has been playing soccer for a few years! She also loves to read books, practically devouring them. Needless to say, she really gets into these books!! What could be more perfect than a book about soccer? Since she is younger though (almost 7) it does take her a bit longer to read it than it would an older child. I would say this book is appropriate for an athletic child, aged 8-11, boy or girl, who is passionate about reading.

This is the 2nd book they have sent her of this series. Read my first review here: 

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We never read the 1st book in the series, as they started us on the second. I hope they are chronological, as I am sure they probably are. Giana was excited to get this book in the mail though. Promptly flopped down on her bed to read it too!

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Erinn Sluka said...

My nephew would love this. Thank you for sharing!

Frank Lovett said...

Accommodate you soccer striker! The previous exercise can be done with a goal and goalkeeper to practice dribbling and striking. That makes you a good striker.

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