Join us in welcoming Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace on Sunday, December 16th at 2pm where they will be discussing and signing copies of their children’s books Little Joe and the Kickers series.
It’s a cold December night and Fancy, the Stegner family’s cow, is about to give birth. Out pops Little Joe, a huge bull calf, and with him comes nine-year-old Eli’s first chance to raise an animal to show at next fall’s county fair. Over the next ten months, Eli, and Little Joe, learn some hard lessons about growing up and what it means to take on bigger responsibilities, especially when it comes to taking care of another living thing. But one thing Eli is trying not to think about is what will happen to Little Joe after the fair: it’s auction time, and he’ll have to sell Little Joe! In this appealing and heartwarming story that’s reminiscent of James Herriot’s books, Eli comes to terms with some of the realities of life on his family’s farm, and in the outside world, as he raises his first bull calf for competition.
For more than fifteen years, Sandra Neil Wallace reported on and anchored network news, then became a sports announcer with ESPN. Little Joe is her first novel, she has a young adult novel coming out in 2013.
Nine-year-old Ben is brand-new to soccer, but he's a good athlete and knows he'll do well on the Bobcats, his team in the local Kickers soccer league. If he can only work around his obnoxious teammate Mark, The Ball Hog, Ben is sure he'll score his first goal. But Coach Patty, and Ben's own teammates, show him a little something about teamwork. And suddenly it dawns on him: he's a ball hog, too. Can he change his ways before the Bobcats lose their shot at the Kickers play-offs? This is the first book of four in the Kickers soccer series, filled with lively black-and-white art and fast-paced, on-the-field action. The four books cover the early season through the playoffs in easy-to-read style.
Award-winning sports novelist Rich Wallace introduces the Kickers soccer series, filled with lively black-and-white art and fast-paced, on-the-field action.