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Bella's Brazilian Football
Bella's Brazilian Football

Bella's Brazilian Football

By Adam Guillain, Illustrated by Elke Steiner

5–7, Grades K–2

Bella Balistica


32 Pages, 9 1/2 x 9 1/2

Formats: Paperback Picture Book

Paperback Picture Book, $8.95 (US $8.95) (CA $12.95)

Publication Date: April 2007

ISBN 9781840594881

Rights: WOR X AU & UK

Milet Publishing (Apr 2007)

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In this energetic adventure, feisty heroine Bella Balistica embarks on a quest to discover why Brazil excels at European-style football. Bella is crazy about the sport, but yens for a decent ball and instruction from the pros. By harnessing the power of her mystical pendant, Bella flies to Brazil with her pal, a Quetzal bird, where she befriends a homeless child named Ronaldo who reveals the unexpected key to victory on the field.


"Go, Bella! We want more of her!" —Times Educational Supplement

"An exciting, accessible, and thoroughly modern read!" —The School Librarian

Author Biography

Adam Guillain is the author of the Bella Balistica series and an educational consultant. He is a former writer-in-residence at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre. Elke Steiner is an illustrator and comic book artist.