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Author: Mal Peet
Publisher: London : Walker, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the city of San Juan pulses to summer's sluggish beat, its teenage football prodigy El Brujito, the Little Magician, vanishes without trace. Paul Faustino, South America's top sports journalist, is reluctantly drawn into the mystery. As a story of corruption and murder unfolds, he is forced to confront a bitter history of slavery, and the power of the occult.
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Genre/Form: Soccer stories
Young adult fiction
Thriller stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mal Peet
ISBN: 9781844280995 1844280993
OCLC Number: 70672530
Awards: Shortlisted for Booktrust Teenage Prize 2007.
Description: 264 p. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Mal Peet.

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