Young Pele Soccer’s First Star is a wonderful, beautifully illustrated biography of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele. Chronicling the early life of the sport’s most deservedly famous player, the book meticulously details his rise to fame. From his troubles in school to his family life to his ultimate triumphs on the soccer field, the author provides unique insights into the personality of this famous figure.
Pele started his career by playing barefoot with his childhood friends. Using a truly makeshift soccer ball (actually a sock stuffed with rags rolled up and tied with string!) the young player at an early age knew how to lead his teams to victory. Even as a youngster he seemed destined for greatness. This truly rags to riches story should appeal to fans of the world’s most popular sport and its most recognized player.