Support the Publication of WORLD CUP MOUSE and Help Youth Soccer Programs Around the World

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Richard Seidman has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help him publish his book for 7 to 10 year-olds, "World Cup Mouse." The campaign runs through December 20. For more information or to make a pledge, go to www.kickstarter.com/projects/worldcupmouse/world-cup-mouse.

"World Cup Mouse" is about Louie LaSurie, a mouse whose dream is to play for France in the World Cup soccer tournament. It's a comic, action-filled tale of friendship and pursuing one's dream even when it seems impossible. For example, how can Louie ever manage to kick a human-sized soccer ball and not just the dried pea with which he has been practicing? How can he avoid getting squished by the thrashing feet of the giant humans? And can he overcome his own self-doubts and fiery temper? Aided by his best friend, François, and the human girl, Rose, Louie gives it his best shot.

Seidman will donate five percent of the net profits of each book sold to organizations that support soccer programs for boys and girls around the world. These include Soccer Without Borders, Play Soccer, and the American Youth Soccer Organization.

Seidman is a member of SCBWI, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and a founding member of a local children's book writing critique group. He recently finished creating and editing a nonfiction children's book for Benchmark Education," I Am Deaf and I Dance: A Memoir." He is also the author of "The Oracle of Kabbalah: Mystical Teachings of the Hebrew Letters," published by St. Martin's Press in 2001.

He says, "I love Louie LaSurie's mouse chutzpah. I invite the community to help him make it to the World Cup by pledging to our Kickstarter campaign."




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