Snow Goalie by Sophie Smiley

Snow Goalie

Written by Sophie Smiley
Part of the Bobby and Charlton Stories Series

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A robust and entertaining football story about a family with enough players in it to make their own five-a-side team! Charlie tells of the mounting excitement as she and her brothers fight their way into the final. They are all set for the great day when a huge snow storm dramatically changes the plans. Will they be able to get back together in time and will there even be a match?


Snow Goalie by Sophie Smiley

Charlie and her brothers are in the final of the local five-a-side tournament, and they need to practise hard. But when it snows heavily overnight, their plans soon change. Charlie's brother, Bobby, is marooned in the snow and she must attempt a daring adventure to rescue him. But with the team reunited once more, how will they manage to play on the frozen pitch, never mind win the game?


The story is peppered with plentiful football references as well as with a few well placed jokes; it will be popular with anyone who likes jokes and/or football, and is an easy enough read not to deter the weaker readers. It should find a happy place in any classroom. -- Rudolf Loewenstein OP The School Librarian

About the Author

Sophie Smiley

Sophie Smiley was born in a Dominican monastery near Cambridge - she says she had a very happy childhood surrounded by Fra Angelicos and Ethopian priests! She now teaches English and is also a staff member of Forest School Camps, working with both the able and those with learning difficulties. She is married, and has two sons. They all live in Cambridge.

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64 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

7th January 2010




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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