Llama United by Scott Allen
  

Llama United

Written by Scott Allen
Illustrated by Sarah Horne

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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

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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 rollicking good read! * The School Librarian * [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.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Author

Scott Allen
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Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

4th May 2017

ISBN

9781509840908

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