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The Resource Ten thousand tries

Ten thousand tries

Label
Ten thousand tries
Title
Ten thousand tries
Statement of responsibility
Amy Makechnie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twelve-year-old Golden Maroni is determined to channel his hero, soccer superstar Lionel Messi, and become captain of his soccer team and master of his eighth grade universe?especially since his home universe is spiraling out of orbit. Off the field, Golden?s dad, once a pro soccer player himself, is now battling ALS, a disease that attacks his muscles, leaving him less and less physically able to control his body every day. And while Mom says there?s no cure, Golden is convinced that his dad can beat this, just like any opponent, they just have to try. Golden knows that if you want to perfect a skill you have to put ten thousand tries in, so he?s convinced if he can put that much effort in, on and off the field, he can stop everything from changing. But when his dad continues to decline and his constant pushing starts to alienate his friends and team, Golden is forced to confront the idea that being master of your universe might not mean being in control of everything. What if it means letting go of the things you can?t control so you can do the most good for the things you can?
Storyline
Tone
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10973591
Cataloging source
YDX
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Makechnie, Amy
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 8
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True
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  • Grief in children
  • Children of sick persons
  • Children of people with terminal illnesses
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Eighth graders
  • Separated friends, relatives, etc
  • Families
  • Soccer
  • Soccer players
  • Friendship
  • People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Twelve-year-old boys
  • Growing up
  • Loss
Label
Ten thousand tries
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781534482302
System control number
(OCoLC)1281581388
Label
Ten thousand tries
Publication
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
375 pages
Isbn
9781534482302
System control number
(OCoLC)1281581388

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