Football Fever by Alan Durant

Football Fever

Written by Alan Durant
Illustrated by Kate Leake

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Every boy's dream will be fulfilled in this wonderful book, about a completely football-obsessed boy called William. If you know someone with the football bug then this could be the book for him.


Football Fever by Alan Durant

William has caught football fever. He eats, talks and dreams football, and he's driving his sister crazy. Then one day William's dad takes him to a football club for the first time. The match kicks off, the score is nil-nil and William has the ball. Will he score and be hero for the day? And who'll be next to catch the football bug?

About the Author

Alan Durant

Alan Durant is the author of books for a wide age-range, from picture books such as Burger Boy to top-end teenage thrillers. He also writes prize-winning poetry.

He was born in Surrey, went to Trinity School in Croydon and then to Keble College, Oxford to read English. Having worked as a copywriter at Walker Books, he is now a full-time author. He’s married, with three children and lives just outside London. He does a lot of school visits throughout the UK and abroad and also runs writing workshops.

In 2007 he won the Portsmouth Children's Picture Book Award for Burger Boy and the Stockport Children's Book Award for Football Fever. He has won the Kingston Borough/Waterstone's Poetry Prize on two occasions. In 2008 he won The Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children's Books for Billy Monster's Daymare which also won the 2009 Portsmouth Children's Book Award.

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32 pages


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Pan Macmillan

Publication date

5th May 2006




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