Soccer Sam - Step into Reading, Step 4 Author:Jean Marzollo, Blanche Sims (Illustrator) Illus. in full color. In a perceptive tale of friendship and sports, Sam's visiting Mexican cousin overcomes the language barrier by teaching soccer to his new friends.
The covers of some editions state "A Step 3 Book, Grades 2-3."
Marco is Sam's cousin. He is from Mexico and can hardly speak English. He does not know a thing about basketball, football, or baseball. Is Marco a wimp? NO WAY! Marco is a soccer star. And before long, Sam and all his friends are soccer stars too.