Pele King of Soccer – #HHM Book Review

Pele King of Soccer

This week we are taking a look at Pele King of Soccer written by Monica Brown illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez.  A wonderful biography about Pele, world cup soccer champion. This book is geared towards children and part of our Hispanic Heritage Month books.

What is Pele King of Soccer about?

Pele King of Soccer


Pele King of Soccer is about the amazing Brazilian soccer superstar Pele. He was a poor kid born in Brazil. Pele didn’t have an easy life. He struggled with poverty, not enough money to buy shoes or a real soccer ball. However, he was determined and hard working. That determination, talent, hard work and even a little bit of luck helped him to overcome the obstacles.  Pele overcame obstacles such as being poor and not being able to all the advantages money can give you.

Review of Pele King of Soccer

This book is wonderfully written in both English and Spanish. The illustrations are vibrant and colorful. Definitely a great addition to the already engaging biography.  Pele King of Soccer teaches about the life of the most famous soccer superstar, World Cup Champion Pele.  Additionally, teaching how you can survive and even thrive without much. Pele couldn’t afford shoes to play soccer as a child nor could he afford a ball. He made due with what he had and still succeeded. That is a good message.


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Did you read Pele King of Soccer? What were your thoughts on the book? Do you have any recommendations for future reviews? Let us know in the comment section below. If you picked up this book because of our review, we would love to see a photo of you enjoying the story! Tag us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram using the hashtag- #BloomingBrilliantREADS

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