Twelve-year-old Luke Espinosa dreams of becoming a great soccer player--a dream that seems impossible, since Luke has never played soccer and doesn't even own a ball. But one day he spots an old, discarded soccer ball and his spirits soar. With his own ball, he can practice every day until he's good enough to make the school team.

Then Luke discovers that his father, who left when Luke was a baby, is a professional soccer player. Now Luke is sure his dream is coming true. Soccer is in his genes. He'll go live with his father and learn to play the game he loves.

So when he's ridiculed and challenged by one of the school's star players, he makes an impossible promise. H agrees to meet the bully for a match--the bully's team against Luke's own team. The problem is that Luke doesn't have his own team . . . or any soccer skills. Then Luke gets a letter from his father, who says there's no room in his life for Luke. It's time for Luke to stop just dreaming . . . and find the inner courage to make his dreams come true.

Author Bio:
Kimberley Griffiths Little lives in a solar adobe house along the Rio Grande with her husband, a robotic engineer and their three sons. Taking walks in the towering cottonwood groves along the riverbanks gives her inspiration for her books.

The author's favorite places are the library and her home, writing at the computer. She reads several books a week, is an excellent pianist, enjoys going to the movies, and bakes the best brownies ever.

Please visit Kimberley at her website: www.kimberleygriffithslittle.com. Check out her Author Visits Page, Teacher's Guides, and book trailers.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2001 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Breakaway
Author(s): Kimberley Griffiths Little
ISBN: 0-613-36237-3 / 978-0-613-36237-5 (USA edition)
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June 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: Breakaway
Author(s): Kimberley Griffiths Little
ISBN: 0-380-97488-6 / 978-0-380-97488-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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Paperback Editions

January 1998 : USA Paperback

Title: Breakaway
Author(s): Kimberley Griffiths Little
ISBN: 0-606-16345-X / 978-0-606-16345-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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August 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: Breakaway (An Avon Camelot Book)
Author(s): Kimberley Griffiths Little
ISBN: 0-380-79225-7 / 978-0-380-79225-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Camelot
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Breakaway
Author(s): Kimberley Griffiths Little
Publisher: Spellbound Books
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