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The Sock Thief: A Soccer Story

The Sock Thief: A Soccer Story

Current price: $16.99
Publication Date: March 1st, 2015
Albert Whitman & Company


Brazilian boy Felipe wants to play soccer, but he doesn’t have a soccer ball. So, when it’s his turn to take one to school, he uses a little bit of creativity… and a few socks. Felipe is the sock thief, but finding socks is not that easy and the neighborhood pets make it even harder. “Au, au, au!” a dog barks in Portuguese. Felipe wonders if he’ll play soccer with his friends today or if he will be caught by a tattle-tale parrot? Along the way, Felipe leaves delicious mangoes in exchange for the socks he steals. After he swipes each pair, he twists and turns them into an ever-growing soccer ball. At the end of the day, he returns each pair of socks with a note to say thank you.

About the Author

Ana Crespo is originally from Brazil and has lived in the USA for 15 years. She has worked as an academic advisor and as a translator before investing in a career as a writer. This is her first book in English.

Nana Gonzales has illustrated several children’s books. As a child, she often carried around a pencil and paper so that she could draw for her family and friends. She lives in Argentina with her husband and his son.