Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Soccer out the door

Last week I wrapped up my project with Candlewick, Happy Like Soccer. The story is written by Maribeth Boelts, talented author of many books including Those Shoes and Before You Were Mine (which is adorable!). Here's a summary of our book, courtesy of Maribeth:
A young girl from the inner city, Sierra, is chosen for an elite soccer team that plays its games at a complex far from her apartment. Sierra longs to have a game in her own neighborhood so people who know and love her, like her auntie she lives with, can attend more easily. Sierra gets courageous enough to try to make that happen.
Happy Like Soccer won't be out till next year, but I will post more as we get closer to the books' birthday. . .

Now off to begin a new project that involves a boy, a dog, snow, and reading. I'm excited! Just too bad I wasn't working on this one during the winter of one-thousand blizzards!

5 comments:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I love it and I will run out and get it too! This looks super. Such fabulous detail in there. Great job girly! It's wonderful. I know how it feel to wrap up a project or two. I need a vacation so bad I don't know what to do. Hopefully I will get one sometime later this year. Best to you and keep us posted with more goodies.
V

taio said...

superb

don vito andolina said...

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gracias,buen jueves, besos copiosos...

anne said...

great job, Lauren ~ we're so excited for this book to pub!

Lauren Castillo said...

Thank you, Anne -- me too!!!