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The penalty

Author: Mal Peet
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2007. ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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Paul Faustino, known as the best soccer journalist in the business, reluctantly investigates the disappearance of eighteen-year-old Ricardo, a soccer prodigy known as "El Brujito," while in alternate chapters a slave in old San Juan becomes a powerful voodoo priest.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Young adult fiction
Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Peet, Mal.
Penalty.
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2007
(OCoLC)894934207
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mal Peet
ISBN: 9780763633998 0763633992 9780763643393 0763643394
OCLC Number: 148837102
Description: 262 pages ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Mal Peet.
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Paul Faustino, known as the best soccer journalist in the business, reluctantly investigates the disappearance of eighteen-year-old Ricardo, a soccer prodigy known as "El Brujito," while in alternate chapters a slave in old San Juan becomes a powerful voodoo priest.

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A nice addition to any older kids library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2010-01-08) Good Permalink

     This is a companion novel to Keeper.  The Penalty tells the story of a kidnapped soccer player, but also draws on the history of South America and the spiritual world to tell parallel stories. Peet's writing is engaging.  I would recommend this book for HS students.

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