Epic Athletes: Lionel Messi (Hardcover)

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By Dan Wetzel, Jay Reed (Illustrator)
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Renowned sports journalist Dan Wetzel shoots and scores with Epic Athletes: Lionel Messi, an inspiring young readers biography of a soccer great who rose from an underdog to a champion!

Featuring comic-style illustrations by Jay Reed!

Lionel Messi has taken the soccer world by storm. He scored the most goals in a season. He's racked up championships. There was even a statue built in his honor. Despite the accolades, he's still hungry for more goals, more championships, more opportunities to shine on the soccer pitch. Messi's drive to succeed has motivated him ever since he first stepped on his local, worn down field as a kid.

Yet his success didn't come without bumps in the road. Diagnosed with a career-threatening medical condition at ten, Messi refused to give up on his dream, and went on to amass one of the greatest careers in sports history. Filled with sports action and bold illustrations, this thrilling biography details the rise of a living soccer legend.

Praise for Epic Athletes

* "An unusually informative and enjoyable sports biography for young readers." —Booklist, starred review for Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry

About the Author


New York Times bestselling author Dan Wetzel has been a Yahoo Sports national columnist since 2003. He's covered events and stories around the globe, including college football, the NFL, the MLB, the NHL, the NBA, the UFC, the World Cup, and the Olympics. For years, he's been called America's best sports columnist, appeared repeatedly in the prestigious Best American Sports Writing, and been honored more than a dozen times by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Dan was recently inducted into the U.S. Basketball Writers Hall of Fame.

Praise For…


* "Wetzel knows how to organize the facts and tell a good story. His insights into high school, collegiate, and professional basketball, along with his use of well-chosen quotes from insiders, make this book an unusually informative and enjoyable sports biography for young readers." —Booklist, starred review for Epic Athletes: Stephen Curry


Product Details
ISBN: 9781250295811
ISBN-10: 1250295815
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: November 12th, 2019
Pages: 160
Series: Epic Athletes
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