The Wild Soccer Bunch Launches with a Kick Off to Remember

From: The Wild Soccer Bunch
Published: Wed Sep 08 2010

More than a million fans will kick off the first in a series of children’s books about soccer. The Wild Soccer Bunch will hit the USA with Landon Donovan, captain of the LA Galaxy and 2009 Major League Soccer’s MVP is sharing his love for these books with soccer fans across North America.

A massive viral marketing campaign will offer thousands of dollars in bonus gifts to all who purchase the book at and everyone will be entered for a chance to be flown to Hollywood to be on the set for the filming of The Wild Soccer Bunch television commercial starring Landon Donovan, the Official Endorser of the book!

"Kids will fall in love with the book and get up and start kicking a ball around. I’m a huge fan of The Wild Soccer Bunch! From the very first page I became a fan. The stories unfold like an epic soccer game: mesmerizing, nail-biting, and fun!" " said Donovan who became an American hero while playing in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

This international best-selling series of children’s books will launch with a massive Internet campaign on Thursday, September 9 for the launch of The Wild Soccer Bunch, Book 1: Kevin the Star Striker (Sole Books). Kevin the Star Striker which tells the tale of The Wild Bunch, a soccer team in Chicago with a diverse cast of teammates. Spring arrives and they find that Mickey the Bulldozer and his gang, The Unbeatables, have taken over their field. Can The Wild Bunch defeat them? Kids in the 8-14 age range will love reading the book to find out!

The Wild Soccer Bunch was created in 2002 in Germany by author/screenwriter/director Joachim Masannek. The first book, followed by a German language feature film, became an overnight sensation. To date, the brand has evolved into a strong worldwide franchise, with the 14-book series translated into 28 languages and five international theatrical films. With well over 9 million books sold in more than 30 countries, The Wild Soccer Bunch is a true international phenomenon. Bringing the brand to North America is Wild Soccer USA, which plans to release the next two books in the series – Diego the Tornado and Zoe the Fearless – within the next 12 months. Wild Soccer USA is also behind the youth website, which features interactive soccer games, chat forums, and more.

The Wild Soccer Bunch, Book 1: Kevin the Star Striker is available through via

The Wild Soccer Bunch, Book 1: Kevin the Star Striker
by Joachim Masannek Illustrations by Jan Birck
Juvenile Fiction - action adventure - sport - soccer
Hardcover US $10.36 ·
ISBN: 978-0-9844257-0-9
Publisher: Sole Books

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