Kick Off by Dan Freedman

Kick Off

Written by Dan Freedman
Part of the Jamie Johnson Series

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For footie mad children this is the perfect book to get them reading and may be to becoming a brilliant footballer too. It's a real page-turner as well as being realistic and believable. On a penalty shoot-out this book would maximum score.


Kick Off by Dan Freedman

Jamie's heart seemed to be beating all through his body. Everything depended on him. He had to score. Jamie Johnson's desperate to become his school's star football player (and in his dreams, a top professional too). He's got so much to prove, and not just on the pitch - so why aren't his mum, teachers and best mate on his side?

About the Author

Dan Freedman

Dan Freedman was born in London in 1977. During school and university he did work experience at, among other places, Arsenal FC, Radio Five LIVE, Carlton TV, The Mail on Sunday and Sky Sports. In 2000, after he had graduated and gone travelling around Australia and New Zealand, Dan became Editor of The FA. He also writes all the programmes for England matches and The FA Cup Final.

It was when he wanted to buy a present for an 11 year-old football mad boy that the idea to write the book ‘Kick Off’ actually struck. There didn’t seem to be a football novel for kids. He couldn’t understand it. He knew that if someone had given him one when he was 11 that he probably would have read it in two days flat. He also knew that writing about football was something that he could do. So he did it.

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192 pages


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Publication date

4th June 2007




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