cover image The Million Dollar Kick

The Million Dollar Kick

Dan Gutman. Hyperion Books, $15.99 (202pp) ISBN 978-0-7868-0764-2

Dan Gutman's The Million Dollar Kick does for soccer what his The Million Dollar Shot did for basketball. Whisper Nelson, a seventh grader living in Oklahoma City, enters a competition to create the best slogan (the Million Dollar Kick Contest at the Donut City) and wins ""the chance to take a single shot against the Kick goalkeeper Carmen Applegate for a million dollars."" Once again the author works into the story line a plethora of tips and facts about the game, making this a book for reluctant players and soccer fans alike. (Sept.)