On the Field with...Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, and Mallory Pugh

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Ages 9-12
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This action-packed and inspiring collection of brand new biographies takes readers onto the field with their favorite soccer stars.

The U.S. women's national soccer team cemented their legendary status with their 2019 World Cup championship. Get to know four of the team's most talented players and prominent stars: the steadfast Carli Lloyd, superstar Alex Morgan, newcomer Mallory Pugh, and fearless Megan Rapinoe.
This action-packed biography collection brings readers onto the field with the women's national team to experience the biggest moments of their careers, and the journeys that brought these players together. Complete with stats and photographs, this book makes the perfect gift for any young sports fan.
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About the author

Matt Christopher is the beloved and bestselling name behind more than 100 sports-themed books for young readers.
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Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Published on
Jan 14, 2020
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Pages
176
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ISBN
9780316497855
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Sports & Recreation
Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Women
Juvenile Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Olympics
Juvenile Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Soccer
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