Football Fever by Sophie Smiley

Football Fever

Written by Sophie Smiley
Part of the Bobby/Charlton Series

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A bumper collection of football stories featuring football mad kids called Wembley, Striker, Semi, Bobby and Charlton. Just as well they’re football mad with names like that. With illustrations by the supremely talented Michael Foreman, this book will be enjoyed, in fact devoured by football mad boys and girls.


Football Fever by Sophie Smiley

Wembley, Striker, Semi, Bobby and Charlton (Charlie) - with names like that it's no wonder Charlie and her brothers are football mad! Together they make a great team and use football to solve all the problems that get in their way - from bulls to bullies! Here is a bumper collection of three fantastic books about them. Result!


If you struggle to keep your little ones on the them over with one of this summer's football-related reads -- Helen Brown Telegraph Large print size, Michael Foreman drawings, cracking characterisations and stories make this perfectly inviting to either competent or less confident readers. -- Dianne Southcombe The School Librarian With illustrations by the supremely talented Michael Foreman, this book will be enjoyed, in fact devoured by football mad boys and girls. Lovereading4kids Bobby, Charlton and the Mountain: Excellent ... so immediate, so animated. T.E.S. Man of the Match: Affectionately cast portrait of friendship and sibling love. Books for Keeps

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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Book Info


192 pages
Interest Age: from 7 to 9


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

27th May 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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