Eyes on the goal

by Coy, John, 1958-

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection j FICTION Coy
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Fiction Collection
Call Number  j FICTION Coy
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Fiction Collection j FICTION Coy
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Children's Fiction Collection
Call Number  j FICTION Coy
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j COY
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j COY

Just before they're due to start middle school, Jackson, Gig, Isaac, and Diego, four sports-loving friends, all attend the same weeklong soccer camp. Diego is an experienced soccer player, and Gig has a natural ability for the sport he never realized. But Jackson and Isaac are split into another group of players--a group with younger, smaller kids. For the first time, both boys aren't the stars of their team. In fact, they can't seem to get a handle on soccer. At the same time, Jackson is having a hard time getting a handle on his mom's deepening relationship with her boyfriend, and her suggestion that they move in with him. And Gig is worried about his father's deployment to Afghanistan.

Here is a story about how life, like sports, can be unpredictable, frustrating, and exhilarating.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This second book in the 4 for 4 series (after Top of the Order, 2009), finds the quartet of Jackson, Gig, Isaac, and Diego readying for a trip to soccer camp, even though except for Diego, they're more taken by sports that don't bafflingly forbid the use of hands. Like before, Coy includes some issues for character depth, from Gig's father being sent to Afghanistan to Jackson maybe having to move in with his mom's new boyfriend, but these take a firm backseat to the action on the field, which Coy describes with straightforward, articulate prose. Light, enjoyable reading for those downtimes between sports seasons.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Coy, John, 1958- 4 for 4 series.
Subjects Soccer stories.
Camps -- Juvenile fiction.
Ability -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Soldiers -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Juvenile fiction.
Soccer -- Fiction.
Camps -- Fiction.
Ability -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Soldiers -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Boy athletes -- Fiction.
Sports camps -- Fiction.
Boy soccer players -- Fiction.
Children of military personnel -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Boys -- Friendship -- Fiction.
Sports -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Feiwel and Friends,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes Series statement from jacket.
Description 164 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN 9780312373306
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