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A.C. Milan

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An introduction to the A.C. Milan European soccer club. Includes information about the team's history and culture, stadium, star players, uniforms and more. Features photos, vintage trading card reproductions, maps, and records. Each team has a webpage on the First Kick website which provides regularly updated information and photos. 

Kids are consuming soccer scores, stats and videos like never before. First Touch Soccer provides budding fans with an organized and informative gateway to the most dynamic teams and players in the world’s most popular sport. First Touch Soccer gives young readers the tools to make sense of a complex international sport known throughout most of the world as football. From club history and culture to fierce rivalries and world-class competitions each book focuses on an individual team, tying it to its city and country--and giving readers a taste of what it's like to be a high-energy super fan. 

Each book aligns to Common Core State Standards requirements for Reading Informational Text. Table of Contents, glossary, additional resources and index.

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    Mark Stewart
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Soccer fans will rejoice when they find a book about their favorite club. Using ample full-color photographs, this series provides a brief overview of the history of 16 different soccer clubs. Readers are first introduced to the team and given a snapshot of its history, its kit and crest (uniform and logo), and the pitch it calls home. Famous players are spotlighted through playing cards, which identify the players’ names, positions, and active years, as well as some of their greatest achievements. Each team’s rivalries and fans are described to give readers a clearer view of the team’s background. An infographic-style section shows on a map where some of the players on each team come from, illustrating the international nature of the sport. Memorable games, championships, and awards are identified for each club. VERDICT Particularly appealing for collections lacking titles on individual soccer clubs, this series is otherwise a serviceable addition.

Series Made Simple, November 2017

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