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The Dream Begins

(2006)
(The second book in the Goal! series)
A novel by

 
 
The exciting world of professional soccer comes to life in this compelling sequel to GOAL! The Dream Begins. Young soccer player Santiago Munez has come a long way from the barrios of Los Angeles. He has become one of Newcastle United's most outstanding players. He is so good, in fact, that he is recruited for one of the world's best teams, Real Madrid.
So Santiago leaves dreary northern England for the sunny shores of Spain. As part of Real Madrid, he is no longer just a soccer player--he's also a celebrity. He can now afford fast cars, a fancy house, and practically anything else he's ever dreamed of. But these luxuries come with a price: He is constantly swarmed by paparazzi. And while Santiago travels the world with the team, his fiance, Roz, is left behind most of the time, uneasy about his fast-paced new lifestyle.
Santiago struggles to keep his balance, but when someone from his past unexpectedly resurfaces in Madrid, his charmed life begins to crumble. Will Santiago be able to keep playing great soccer while dealing with the pressures--and temptations--of fame?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Used availability for Robert Rigby's The Dream Begins

Hardback Editions

April 2009 : USA Library Binding

Title: Goal II: Living the Dream
Author(s): Robert Rigby
ISBN: 1-4420-0346-4 / 978-1-4420-0346-0 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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April 2009 : USA Library Binding

Title: Goal!: The Dream Begins
Author(s): Robert Rigby
ISBN: 1-4395-9967-X / 978-1-4395-9967-9 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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Paperback Editions

March 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: GOAL II: Living the Dream
Author(s): Robert Rigby
ISBN: 0-15-205881-8 / 978-0-15-205881-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt Paperbacks
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Goal! 2
Author(s): Robert Rigby
ISBN: 0-552-55408-1 / 978-0-552-55408-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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April 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: GOAL!: The Dream Begins
Author(s): Robert Rigby
ISBN: 0-15-205798-6 / 978-0-15-205798-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU