Llama United by Scott Allen
  

Llama United

Written by Scott Allen
Illustrated by Sarah Horne

7+ readers   Debuts of the Month   9+ readers   Reluctant Readers   eBooks   eBooks   

RRP £6.99

Download an extract Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

May 2017 Debut of the Month | In a nutshell: daft and thoroughly entertaining football adventure with llamas |

There aren’t enough good football books and this is definitely a good one even though it’s also very silly. Tim and his family move to the country when his dad decides to become a farmer. Unfortunately farming is harder than it looks, and things don’t go at all well. Bankruptcy is looming when Tim persuades his dad to take in a pack of llamas. For various unlikely reasons, the llamas turn out to be footballing geniuses, the Ronaldos and Messis of the animal world, and are soon competing at a very high level. Silly, and as satisfying as stories of unlikely champions always are, the book is also full of quality descriptions of the footballing action as Llama United progress up the league. As always, Sarah Horne’s inky illustrations add to the fun. Supporters of Llama United will also enjoy The Mighty Dynamo by Kieran Crowley. ~ Andrea Reece

Win books for Reluctant Readers!

For some children, reading is a bit more of a challenge and getting back to school can highlight these difficulties. Fortunately the fantastic publishers Barrington Stoke have books specially aimed at reluctant readers, highly illustrated, clear type face and page-turning stories. And these books are perfect for those with dyslexia too.

We have THREE bundles of books to give away, aimed at different aged readers (4-7 years, 8-10 years and teens) and all SIGNED by the authors.

For 4-7 Readers a set which includes Superdad's Day Off by Phil Earle, Grandpa was an Astronaut by Jonathan Meres, Mary's Hair by Eoin Colfer and Boing! Boing! by Alexander McCall Smith

For 8-12 Readers a set which includes Good Dog McTavish by Meg Rosoff, The Unlikely Outlaws by Philip Ardagh, Sterling and the Canary by Andy Stanton and Defenders: Killing Ground by Tom Palmer

For Teen Readers a set which includes Unboxed by Non Pratt, The Fall by Anthony McGowan, Davil's Angel by Kevin Brooks and Jet Black Heart by Teresa Flavin

To have a chance of winning one of these prizes click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 6 November 2017. The winners will be notified by 20 November 2017.

Good luck!


Enter prize draw Draw closes: 06/11/2017

Synopsis

Llama United by Scott Allen

What happens when eleven llamas unknowingly eat the ashes of one of the greatest footballers of all time? They become brilliant at football, of course! Managed by eleven-year-old Tim, his unusual friend Cairo and Scottish World Cup-winner McCloud (yes that *happened* apparently), Llama United goes on an amazing cup run. But who wants to lose to a team of stupid llamas? Nobody, that's who! Rival teams will do anything in their power to stop Llama United in its tracks. When the best cup in the world is at stake, football can be a nasty old business...

Illustrated throughout by Sarah Horne, it's time to get behind the team with an impossible dream!

Reviews

A great read for the younger audience, engaging literacy, visual and comprehension skills in a fun-filled, warm-hearted story. * Armadillo Magazine * [A] weird, wacky and totally bonkers book... hugely enjoyable and bound to raise plenty of laughs throughout * Parents in Touch * Silly, and as satisfying as stories of unlikely champions always are, the book is also full of quality description of the footballing action as Llama United progress up the league. As always, Sarah Horne's inky illustrations add to the fun. * LoveReading4Kids * Arthur McLuck's narrating voice is very funny, the llamas are hilarious and the cup matches genuinely exciting, whilst the Gray family dynamics are beautifully portrayed. * Booktrust * Madcap and properly funny, you'll definitely be rooting for team Llama United as they take on the best in the cup. * WRD Magazine * A great read for the younger audience, engaging literacy, visual and comprehension skills in a fun-filled, warm-hearted story. * Armadillo Magazine *

About the Author

Scott Allen

Scott Allen was brought up in the horse-racing town of Epsom. After discovering he was too tall and heavy to be a jockey he turned his attention to football. At sixteen he started writing for fanzines before becoming a professional sports writer, editor and digital-content specialist. He is a West Ham supporter, but we don't hold that against him. Scott now lives in Yorkshire with his wife, two children and cat. He likes Twiglet sandwiches and still has ambitions of becoming a pirate or an outlaw.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Author

Scott Allen
More books by Scott Allen

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

4th May 2017

ISBN

9781509840908

Categories


We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

It has introduced my children to books we hadn’t come across before. Real children’s reviews gives a great insight into what others think to

Lorraine Woods

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools
****