With a sock full of rags for a ball, Pelé honed his skills in a poor neighbourhood in Brazil. He believed that, one day, he would lead his country to World Cup victory—and he was right! With Pelé and his super skills on the team, Brazil lifted the trophy three times. Today, he is widely regarded as the greatest soccer player who ever lived—and a hero off the pitch, too, using his voice to help the people who need it most. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of The King’s life.
Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games
that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
About the Author
Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative
director in constant search of new concepts for children ’s books and the author of the
multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series of picture books that
explore the lives of outstanding people. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in
top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to
establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture.