Written by Mal Peet
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This is the second novel from Mal Peet that features Paul Faustino, South America’s top sports journalist. It’s a brilliant thriller, beautifully written and the author’s passion for football shines through in the writing. If you’re football mad or want to be a journalist, don’t look further than this book for inspiration. The first in the trilogy is Keeper and the final one is Exposure.
Shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize 2007.
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The Penalty by Mal Peet
In the second of the Paul Faustino novels by Carnegie Medal-winning author Mal Peet, teenage football prodigy El Brujito, the Little Magician , has vanished without a trace and Paul finds himself reluctantly drawn into the mystery. As the city of San Juan pulses to summer's sluggish beat, Paul gets more than he bargained for as a story of corruption and murder unfolds, forcing him to confront a bitter history of slavery and the power of the occult.
'Glorious, cartwheeling, magical, frightening' Frank Cottrell Boyce, The Guardian
'The Penalty weaves together slavery, tribal magic and themes of modern-day corruption... Notable for its exceptional humanity, stylistic clarity and neat construction.' The Sunday Times
'Another superb read from a master storyteller.' The Bookseller
'Physical, spiritual - Arthurian, even - this is true enchantment' TES
About the Author
Interest Age: From 12
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Walker Books Ltd
7th April 2016
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