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The Hat Trick by Terry Deary

The Hat Trick

Written by Terry Deary
Illustrated by Stefano Tambellini

9+ readers   11+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   

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Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8

Can Jud rise to the challenge in this new edition of the popular football-tale-with-a-twist from award-winning author and Horrible Histories family favourite Terry Deary.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

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The Hat Trick by Terry Deary

Jud is football mad but never seems to get a chance on the pitch. But when Seaburn football team meet their rivals, Jud finally has the chance to step in as goalie. It's a make-or-break moment - can Jud rise to the challenge? A terrific football story from a master storyteller, set in the post-war period.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+

About the Author

Terry Deary

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors Terry Deary is the author of 249 fiction and non-fiction books published in 36 years and is one of the most successful children’s authors of all time. His Horrible Histories series has sold over 6 million copies in the UK and has been translated into over 40 languages, as well as being adapted into a BAFTA award-winning television series for CBBC. Terry was also voted The Outstanding Non-Fiction Author of the 20th Century (Books for Keeps). He has now turned his attentions to adult fiction and non-fiction and more television and stage work.

He is married to Jenny and they have a daughter Sara who recently had twins, Terry's first grandchildren. He lives in Durham.

Q+A with Terry Deary

Favourite Hero: Guy Fawkes

Favourite Monster: The Chimera

Your weapon of choice: Machine Gun

Special Secret Power: Invisibility

Favourite Fight scene: Gladiators

Goodie or baddie: Baddie

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Book Info


72 pages


Terry Deary
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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th March 2018




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