Even Stevens F.C. by Michael Rosen
  

Even Stevens F.C.

Written by Michael Rosen

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For anyone who loves ‘The Beautiful Game’ and who has ever dreamed of playing in an F.A. Cup Final then this is the perfect book. Even Stevens F.C. are a non-league side from Hackney who by extraordinary circumstances end up having a run in the F.A. Cup. The story follows 9-year-old Wayne Travis who perfects the special ‘triple bounce shot’ to help his side progress against much superior opposition. This book is great fun, full of charming pictures and is ideal for getting young boys into reading.

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Even Stevens F.C. by Michael Rosen

Wayne Travis just loves football. His team plays every Saturday morning on the Astroturf behind the local supermarket. Anyone in the community who wants to play can join the team, so there are young and old, male and female, competent and less than competent – the important thing is to have fun! But when the team gets drawn in the first round of the F.A. Cup, it get serious and they have to pull together to meet the challenge.

About the Author

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is a hugely bestselling author of picture books and poetry. Michael frequently appears on radio and gives talks and lectures on children’s literature. Michael was the Children’s Laureate for 2007–2009 and the winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award. He lives in London.

Join Michael Rosen as he attempts to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest reading lesson at 10am on Tues. 15 July. Watch below.

Michael Rosen on Michael Rosen:

Most of my adult life, I've been a freelance writer, teacher (of sorts), journalist, performer and broadcaster. I visit schools doing my one-man show, and support Arsenal Football Club.

I have often written about my life and family, but I also write occasional fantasy (usually based in a real place) and non-fiction.

Things you didn't know about Michael Rosen
I wear size 12 shoes.
I like speaking French.
I'm an atheist.
I love mobile phones.
I love houmous.
I can't live without green warty pickled gherkins.
I hate racism.
My father was American.
I can slide my top lip one way and my bottom lip the other.
I can play the harmonica.

Photo credit Laurence Cendroicz

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Paperback

Author

Michael Rosen
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Author's Website

www.michaelrosen.co.uk/

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Publisher

Barn Owl Books, London

Publication date

1st March 2008

ISBN

9781903015711

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