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- DescriptionFrom the award-winning author of TAMAR, a time-shifting thriller about a vanishing soccer star, occult secrets, and the dark history of slavery. As the city of San Juan pulses to summer s sluggish beat, its teenage soccer prodigy, El Brujito, the Little Magician, vanishes without a trace right after he misses a penalty kick and loses a big game for his team. Paul Fausti, South America s top sports reporter, is reluctantly drawn into the mystery of the athlete s disappearance. As a story of corruption and murder unfolds, Fausti is forced to confront the bitter history of slavery and the power of the occult. A deftly woven mystery flush with soccer and suspense, this gripping vel is a thrilling read t to be missed.
- Author BiographyMal Peet (1947 2015) is the acclaimed author of the Carnegie Medal winning novel Tamar as well as the Boston Globe Horn Book Honor Book Life: An Exploded Diagram and three Paul Faustino novels: Keeper, The Penalty, and Exposure, a winner of the Guardian Children s Fiction Prize. He is also the co-author of Cloud Tea Monkeys, Mysterious Traveler, and Night Sky Dragons, all of which he wrote with his wife, Elspeth Graham.
- Author(s)Mal Peet
- PublisherCandlewick Press (MA)
- Date of Publication14/08/2007
- SubjectYoung Adult Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCandlewick Press (MA)
- Weight426 g
- Width146 mm
- Height202 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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