Soccer Showdown

by John Danakas

Lizzie has just been named captain of the soccer team - the boys' soccer team, that is. She never dreamed anything like this would happen when she asked if the boys and girls could play on the same team.

Lizzie's just been named captain of the soccer team -- the boys' soccer team -- but some of her teammates aren't playing nice. Will it be boys vs. girls forever, or can Lizzie think of a way to settle the score, once and for all?

Lizzie's Soccer Showdown is the story of a strong young woman who, when faced with prejudice, reacts with grace under pressure.

About the Author

John Danakas
JOHN DANAKAS is the author of four children's novels, all published by Lorimer. Hockey Night in Transcona was an Ontario Silver Birch Award finalist. Curve Ball, Lizzie's Soccer Showdown, and Hockey Heroes are all Canadian Children's Book Centre "Our Choice" selections.


"...amusing... includes plenty of soccer action and strategy."
Helen Norrie, Winnipeg Free Press
"Refreshing to see girls in assertive athletic roles. The strength of the book lies in its detailed game strategies and in the balanced way the gender isssue is handled. Danakas succeeds in creating interesting characters and fast action."
Phyllis Simon, Quill & Quire
"Self-assertiveness helps transform a timid grade seven girl into a school leader. Illustrates the importance of family support, and best of all, it depicts boys and girls joining physical and intellectual forces to find a solution to a tough situation."
Donna Nurse, Books in Canada


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