Cover image for Where soccer tackles (explains) the world / Alex Bellos & Ben Lyttleton ; illustrated by Spike Gerrell.
Where soccer tackles (explains) the world / Alex Bellos & Ben Lyttleton ; illustrated by Spike Gerrell.
Title Variants:
Where soccer explains (explains) the world
First U.S. edition ; reinforced trade edition.
Publication Information:
Somerville, Massachusetts : Walker Books, 2019.
Physical Description:
165 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
The word "explains" is crossed out and replaced with the word "tackles" in subtitle.

"Facts and quizzes to make you smarter about everything!"--Cover.
"Welcome to Soccer School, where every class is about soccer! In science class, you'll find out how soccer players make sure they poop before games. In math, you'll figure out the odds of dying during the game. In drama, you'll learn about some famous foul fakers! History, English, geography, political science, physics, and more are on the syllabus of this school, where soccer fans are the star students"--Back cover.

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This winning nonfiction series explains the world via soccer trivia, facts, and fun.

This third book in the Soccer School series poses many intriguing questions for soccer fans: What color are Cristiano Ronaldo's pajamas? How many bones are there in the human foot? And why is that dodo alive and kicking? With funny cartoons and multiple-choice quizzes, this is the perfect way for young fans to learn how to score with their head. Coaches Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton kick off another season of Soccer School in this book packed with awesome true stories, real science, and fascinating facts. At this school, everything is about soccer!

Author Notes

Alex Bellos is the bestselling author of ;i> Alex's Adventures in Numberland;/i> , which was shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize. He is the i> Guardian's maths-blogger, and has worked for the paper in London and Rio de Janeiro as its unusually numerate foreign correspondent. He is a curator- in-residence at the Science Museum and has a degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford.

He made the shortlist for the 2015 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books with his title, Alex through the Looking-Glass: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life.

(Bowker Author Biography)