Written by Tom Watt
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Nick Hornby, Mal Peet and Tom Palmer are already well-known for their football stories. But this terrific anthology also includes stories by Tomáš Rosický, Vincent Kompany and Curtis Davies all of whom are better known on the field. All the stories and poems feature the imaginary team of Shelby Town, and each gives a useful insight into life through a footballing lesson. In A Clean Sheet by Vincent Kompany, Ollie learns a lesson about school survival from a Shelby Town player who visits school while Paul Cookson delivers a poem as Half-Time Team Talk.
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Football Shorts by Tom Watt
Big match writing from the best in the game...Billy's telling tall stories about his famous grandfather, Raphael suspects his coach of murder, Tom and Jerry surprise a talent scout and Katy gets picked to play for England. It's all going on at Shelby Town!
This title features twelve short stories and twelve poems about fictitious Premier League football club Shelby Town, by a superb line-up of children's authors, football writers and players.
It includes contributions by: Alan Davies, Terry Deary, Matt Holland, Nick Hornby, Tom Palmer, Hilary Freeman, Mal Peet, Paul Cookson, Alan Sefton, Curtis Davies (Birmingham City), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Faye White (Arsenal) and Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal). The short stories and new format should appeal to older reluctant readers. It is illustrated throughout in black and white by Mark Long, football illustrator.
All royalties from the sale of this book will go to the National Literacy Trust.
About the Author
Interest Age: From 9
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Walker Books Ltd
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