Authors Becky Pantaleon and AnaLilia Joy Pantaleon’s new book “Buddy Plays Soccer” is a heartwarming story celebrating the bond between a young girl and her dog

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Recent release “Buddy Plays Soccer” from Page Publishing authors Becky Pantaleon and AnaLilia Joy Pantaleon is a fun and lighthearted children’s tale introducing a girl named Lelu and her amazing dog, Buddy. Read along as Buddy helps Lelu be the best she can be at soccer, and even comes through when Lelu’s team needs a miracle.

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Becky Pantaleon is a member of the management team at Schools First Federal Credit Union who resides in Whittier, California with Michael, her husband of forty-five years, their dog, a bird named Zelu, and three fish. AnaLilia Joy Pantaleon is a ten-year-old soccer player and aspiring veterinarian or educator. They have published their new book “Buddy Plays Soccer”: an entertaining story inspired by their own soccer-paying dog, Killer.

Lelu had been practicing her soccer moves with Buddy for a good three years, and they had both become very good players. Lelu always preferred to practice with Buddy because he was fast and forced her to play her best. Her team, Goal Girls, was tied for first place in their division and while Lelu was nervous, she was also excited about maybe winning the championship. She practiced for hours every day, leading up to game day.

On game day, as Lelu walked on to the field, she noticed that many of her teammates were not there. Coach Dale said that five of the girls had caught the flu and would not be able to play. That left them with only five players, and if anyone got hurt, they would have to forfeit the game. Not only could they not get hurt, they also could not rotate out to rest. How could they play their hardest and not get hurt or tired at the same time? The girls were going to have a tough time beating the Crushers, but they were up to the challenge. With a tied score, their excitement turned to disappointment as they watched Ariana fall and grab her ankle in pain.

Published by Page Publishing, Becky Pantaleon and AnaLilia Joy Pantaleon’s engrossing book is a delightful addition to any children’s library.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Buddy Plays Soccer” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues to focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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