Reader Reviewed Football School Season 1: Where Football Explains the World by Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
  

Football School Season 1: Where Football Explains the World

Written by Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
Illustrated by Spike Gerrell

9+ readers   All Shortlists and Winners   7+ readers   UKLA 2018   

RRP £6.99

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Longlisted for the UKLA 2018 Book Award

Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2017 - Best Books with Facts The authors of this very entertaining book claim that there’s no better way to learn about the world than through football. Hence it is divided into ‘lessons’ – biology, history, physics etc – each of which is packed with fascinating football related information. Business studies looks at footballers’ wages, why they’re paid so much, and where the money comes from; zoology considers famous club mascots; drama looks at goal celebrations ( the Oscar goes to the Icelandic team of Stjarnan and it’s well worth googling them to see why). There are lots of diagrams and cartoon illustrations throughout too and as a football/trivia/information book this is really hard to beat. ~ Andrea Reece

Reader Reviews

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  • Lewis Briggs, age 10 - 'A fantastic book full of informative, interesting facts, jokes and quizzes all about football but based around school topics. A book for football loving kids, and parents!'
  • Rob, age 7 - 'An incredibly informative book for football mad readers.'
  • Oliver Lonsdale, age 9 - 'Fab book, easy to read, lots of funny facts and info. Loved it.'
  • Prisha Yadav, age 7 - 'An amazing and interesting book.'
  • Callum in Year 7 - Great Torrington School - 'Good and fun!'
  • Oliver Corlett, age 9 - 'I love the way the book is humorous and I learned lots of new football facts to share with my friends. I also found the cartoons very appealing and made it even more fun.'
  • Josh Parcell, age 9 - 'Football School is a really good book based on every single lesson you would have at school but with a football theme!  I really enjoyed the mixture of football facts and the funny comic strips.'

Synopsis

Football School Season 1: Where Football Explains the World by Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton

A groundbreaking new series from two bestselling writers that teaches you about the world through the prism of football. The first book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads. When do footballers poo? Can you play football on Mars? What is a magic sponge? You will find the answers to these questions and more in chapters on subjects such as history, geography, biology and maths.

Illustrated throughout with hilarious cartoons and filled with laugh-out-loud gags this is the perfect book for any boy or girl who loves football.

Your coaches at Football School, Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton, are journalists, broadcasters and award-winning science and sports writers. Their knowledge, enthusiasm and engaging writing make them the perfect team to teach you how to score with your head.

For quizzes, activities, downloads and more visit www.footballschool.co

Reviews

'This book will spark a love of learning in any child who reads it. It is intelligent, inspiring, funny, and deserves a large audience!' Martyn Heather, Head of Education and Welfare, Premier League

'The perfect book to get football-mad kids enthusiastic about reading' Paul Brackwell, Head of Education, Aston Villa Football Club

'Am very jealous of Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton I fear they have a bestseller here. Section on poo is especially good.' Simon Kuper, Financial Times

'This book is superb way for children to learn about such diverse subjects as geography, maths and psychology. I have really enjoyed reading it with my seven-year-old son - and he's not the only one who has been learning a lot Marcus Christenson, Football Editor, The Guardian

'Have you got football-loving kids? This got a massive thumbs-up from mine. Recommended reading.' Amy Lawrence, The Observer

My 8-year-old daughter can't put this down. It's brilliant! Raphael Honigstein, The Guardian

This brilliant new book is a treasure trove of fascinating football facts and trivia The Week Junior

A veritable treasure trove for footie mad kids (and adults) Justine Roberts, CEO and Founder, Mumsnet

About the Author

Alex Bellos is a bestselling writer and broadcaster. He writes about maths and puzzles for the Guardian and is the author of two works of popular science, Alex's Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking-Glass as well as the mathematical colouring book Snowflake Seashell Star. He has also written Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life, which was shortlisted for Sports Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, and he ghost-wrote Pele's Number 1 bestselling autobiography. He lives in North London. Explore Alex Bellos' website here.

Ben Lyttleton is a journalist, broadcaster and football consultant. He is the author of Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty and his articles about football have been published in The Sunday Times, Guardian, TIME International, Sports Illustrated and FIFA Weekly among others. He is a director of Soccernomics, a football consultancy that helps clubs and governing bodies improve performance and save money. He lives in North London. Follow Ben Lyttleton on Twitter here.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
208 pages
Interest Age: From 7 to 12 years

Author

Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

4th May 2017

ISBN

9781406373400

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