Spooky Soccer by Malachy Doyle
  

Spooky Soccer

Written by Malachy Doyle
Illustrated by Garry Parsons
Part of the Reading Ladder Series

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Red Banana Books are for newly fluent readers so if you have a football mad youngster who you’re struggling to persuade to pick up a book, then this one is perfect. Plenty of humour and with illustrations on every page, some of which include speech bubbles for added fun, the story is guaranteed to build confidence and it’s a story that they’ll then come back to time and time again. Seamus is the protagonist in the story; he’s football mad and when he finds a whole load of ghosts who say they’re bored he decides to help them form a football team. They’re so good they might even win the World Cup!

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Synopsis

Spooky Soccer by Malachy Doyle

When Seamus and his scaredy-ba Granda go for a night-time walk, they don't expect to find a group of ghosts in an old barn. Greg the Ghoul, Phantom Pete and friends are too scared to go up into heaven, in case they are sent back down to hell, so they are just waiting around in the barn, getting bored. Seamus has an idea to relieve their boredom - they should form a football team and play other ghosts! The ghosts are nervous, but Seamus and his Granda help them get fit and improve their game. Soon they are champion players, powering their way through teams on earth, heaven and even hell!

About the Author

Malachy Doyle

Malachy Doyle was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland in 1954. His parents had recently moved up from Dublin and named him, their seventh child, after a local saint. They lived in Whitehead, a small town at the mouth of Belfast Lough all his childhood; his father still lives there. He went to secondary school (Saint Malachy’s College) in Belfast, and then to Bolton, Lancashire where he studied for a degree in Psychology. Malachy taught in Leeds for a year, followed by six months packing Polo Mints. He then worked for seven long years in advertising, firstly for Rowntree Mackintosh in York and later for general foods in Banbury, before buying a small holding in West Wales.

To feed his wife, Liz, their three young children, Naomi, Hannah and Liam (now teenagers), and numerous goats, pigs and chickens, Malachy took a job as a care assistant in a local Residential Special School. For the next seven years he darned socks, patched jeans and generally looked after the children there, before being offered the post of Deputy Head at another Special School. They moved to Machynlleth, a small town on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, and three years later he began to write for children. He now writes full time, apart from visiting schools or escaping into the mountains, and his books are available in eleven different languages.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Malachy Doyle
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Author's Website

www.malachydoyle.co.uk/mdpa...

Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

3rd May 2010

ISBN

9781405282451

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