Chance Striker is a 12-year-old city kid who dreams of World Cup glory. But when Chance makes the eighth-grade soccer team, he finds himself surrounded by towering teammates and up against a lineup of scary rivals. There’s Bull Pike, who holds the league record for yellow-cards; Carlos (just Carlos), the Brazilian mystery player; and Howard “The Howitzer” Markowitz, who’s got a cannon for a right leg.
Will Chance be able to spin his way out of trouble, take down his rivals, and still get his book report in on time? Filled with funny hijinks, fast-paced action, and 80+ hilarious illustrations, Chance Striker: One in a Million will captivate middle-grade sports fans, reluctant readers, and underdogs everywhere.
By Jimmy Sanz, Rocio Sanz, and Salwa Emerson
Before the chain stores and vape shops, Manhattan’s West Village streets were lined with quaint mom-and-pops, treasured record vendors, and cozy neighborhood watering holes. At the heart of this community, the restaurant Tio Pepe has withstood the test of time, serving up authentic Spanish cuisine to a loyal crowd for more than forty years.
Discover the story behind this culinary legend as you meet the owners Jimmy and Rocio Sanz, their children, and the intriguing cast of friends and customers who have added spice and laughter to the Sanz family’s heart-warming story of immigrant success. Highlighting their Spanish and Colombian heritage, and offering recipes of some of their most popular dishes, this retrospective of one of Manhattan’s most iconic eating spots is sure to satisfy.