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Illustrated ByDylan Gibson
PublisherBarrington Stoke Ltd
Suitable for AgesFeatured Books for 9+ readers
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Publication date22nd October 2011
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Written by: Tom Palmer
Illustrated by: Dylan Gibson
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Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. A passion for rugby and a dilemma about it too lies at the heart of this touching story of a boy with a big decision to make. Steven shares his passion for Rugby League with his father who cheers him on from the touch line at every match. Steven’s a good player and the scouts are watching him. But when his moves two hundred miles south to live with his mother and her new partner he has to play Rugby Union and he knows how much his father will hate it! How Steven reconciles his love of the game with the split in his life captures a dilemma sensitively.
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SynopsisScrum! by Tom Palmer
One boy, two codes - How will he decide? When Steven's mother remarries and moves down south, Steven is torn between loyalty to his dad and a relationship with his mum's new husband. Maybe even worse, he might have to leave his beloved Rugby League behind for a new Rugby Union team. A cracking rugby story from the sports master and Reading Champion, Tom Palmer.
About The Author
Tom Palmer is a football fan and a writer. But he wasn't always good at writing. He did badly at school and hated reading, in particular, until he was seventeen. It was reading about football that changed his life. Because it was then he decided he wanted to become a football writer, so he could be paid for watching football and writing about it. It took a few years, but now he goes all over the world to watch football and sometimes he writes about it. Sometimes he just watches it.
He likes writing stories like Football Detective as much as writing about what happens in real games.
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