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Arcady's Goal (Paperback)

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By Eugene Yelchin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
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Arcady lives in a children's home in soviet Russian after his parents are declared enemies of the state. His soccer skills are his means of survival. Given a chance to leave the brutal children's home, Arcady holds on to what he knows- soccer. But survival outside will depend on learning skills other than those needed on the field- like trust. Sports and historical fiction unite to create a book for soccer players and classrooms. — Marika McCoola

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From Newbery Honor–winning author Eugene Yelchin comes Arcady's Goal, another glimpse into Soviet Russia.

For twelve-year-old Arcady, soccer is more than just a game. Sent to live in a children's home after his parents are declared enemies of the state, it is a means of survival, securing extra rations, respect, and protection. Ultimately, it proves to be his chance to leave. But in Soviet Russia, second chances are few and far between. Will Arcady seize his opportunity and achieve his goal? Or will he miss his shot?

This title has Common Core connections.

“Yelchin's b&w drawings, interspersed throughout the text as both spots and spreads, add emotional depth and amplify the plot; ample soccer detail makes this a winner for fans of the sport.” —Publishers Weekly

“Two survivors of Stalinist oppression attempt to form a family in this companion to the 2012 Newbery Honor-winning Breaking Stalin's Nose . . . An uplifting, believable ending makes this companion lighter - but no less affecting - than its laurelled predecessor.” —Kirkus Reviews

About the Author


Eugene Yelchin is the author and illustrator of The Haunting of Falcon House, Arcady's Goal, and the Newbery Honor Book Breaking Stalin's Nose. He has also illustrated several books for children, including Crybaby, Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?, and Won Ton. He lives in California with his wife and children.

Eugene Yelchin is the author and illustrator of The Haunting of Falcon House, Arcady's Goal, and the Newbery Honor Book Breaking Stalin's Nose. He has also illustrated several books for children, including Crybaby, Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?, and Won Ton. He lives in California with his wife and children.

Praise For…


“As with Yelchin's Breaking Stalin's Nose, the subtext of this deceptively simple work challenges readers to look beyond the characters' situation and consider the historical implications of their dilemmas.” —BCCB

“Newbery Honor-winner Yelchin provides another glimpse into Soviet life, once again with a young boy as the main character . . . It is the emotional power of the tale that captures the reader's heart.” —The Horn Book

“Yelchin follows up his Newbery Honor Book, Breaking Stalin's Nose, with another novel set in Soviet Russia . . . this swiftly moving, lucid novel tells an affecting tale, illustrated with often chilling drawings of Soviet life” —Booklist

“Yelchin's b&w drawings, interspersed throughout the text as both spots and spreads, add emotional depth and amplify the plot; ample soccer detail makes this a winner for fans of the sport.” —Publishers Weekly

“Two survivors of Stalinist oppression attempt to form a family in this companion to the 2012 Newbery Honor-winning Breaking Stalin's Nose . . . An uplifting, believable ending makes this companion lighter - but no less affecting - than its laurelled predecessor.” —Kirkus Reviews



Product Details
ISBN: 9781250068149
ISBN-10: 1250068142
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication Date: October 13th, 2015
Pages: 256
Language: English
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