Days before Hanukkah, ten-year-old Bens soccer team makes the league championships. Only one thing stands between Ben and victory: the rival teams best defender, a school bully whose favorite sport, other than soccer, is tormenting Ben. No one at home seems to understand. And w he has to share his bedroomand his familys attentionwith his grandfather, who has recently come to live with them. Facing humiliation at school and misunderstood by those who love him most, Ben finds an unexpected friend in his grandfather, learning ancient wisdom and steadfast strength, eugh for the big game...and beyond.