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Illustrated ByMichael Foreman
PublisherAndersen Press Ltd
Suitable for AgesFeatured Books for 7+ readers
Publication date6th August 2009
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Written by: Michael Foreman
Illustrated by: Michael Foreman
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Brilliantly capturing the thrill of scoring a winning goal whether at schoolboy or international level, this is a book for all aspiring footballers to dream over. Michael Foreman’s stunning and atmospheric illustrations evoke football in general and the magic of the goal scoring moment in particular.
SynopsisWonder Goal! by Michael Foreman
Like many children all over the world, a small boy dreams of winning the World Cup! But in the meantime, scoring the perfect, time-stopping goal would be just fine. And once you've done that, who knows what the future might hold?
ReviewsMichael Foreman has a flair for turning a book into a special occasion. -- Quentin Blake Michael Foreman has triumphed with the perfect picture book for football fans of all ages. Publishing News Occasionally you come across a book that is clearly very special to its author. Wonder Goal is just such a book. This is not just for the boys; everyone will love it. The Bookseller Everything about this book is positive and full of zest -- Anne Faundez Carousel 20100406 Brilliantly capturing the thrill of scoring a winning goal whether at schoolboy or international level, this is a book for all aspiring footballers to dream over. Michael Foreman's stunning and atmospheric illustrations evoke football in general and the magic of the goal scoring moment in particular. -- Lovereading4kids
About The Author
Michael Foreman was our Guest Editor in March 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.
Michael Foreman was born in Suffolk in 1938, and studied at Lowestoft School of Art, St Martin’s, London, and the Royal College of Art, where he won a scholarship to the USA in 1963. He has worked as an Art Director at Playboy and King magazines and still works as Art Editor of the literary journal Ambit.
He has also made animated films in Scandinavia and for the BBC. His first book, The General, (a picture book published in 1961), dealt with disarmament and received rave reviews. Since then he has illustrated more than thirty of his own books and over a hundred by authors as varied as Shakespeare, J.M. Barrie, the Brothers Grimm and former Python, Terry Jones. He has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading illustrators and has won numerous prizes including the Smarties Prize, the Kate Greenaway Medal (twice), the Francis Williams Prize (twice) and the Aigle d’Argent at the Festival International du Livre in France. Michael is married and has three sons.
He spends most of his time in London, but regularly visits St Ives, Cornwall, where he owns the painter Ben Nicholson’s old house.
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