One Nil by Tony Bradman

One Nil

Written by Tony Bradman
Illustrated by Michael Broad

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Interest Age - 8-12 / Reading Age 8+.

A fun football story. When the England football team start training at Luke's local ground, he'll do anything to meet his heroes!

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+


One Nil by Tony Bradman

Luke is desperate to meet his heroes when he discovers that the England football team are secretly training at his local ground! But how is he supposed to do that when he has to go to school all day? He has to come up with a plan - and quick - if he ever has a chance of making his dream come true.

About the Author

Tony Bradman

Tony Bradman was born in 1954 (not during the Jurassic era, as his children have been known to claim). He went to school in London, and then Cambridge University. After university he worked in the music press, then became Deputy Editor of Parents magazine, and began reviewing children’s books. He had his first book for children published in 1985 and became a full-time author in 1987.

Tony loves films and popular culture. He lives in Beckenham, Kent with his wife Sally and their three children Emma, Helen and Thomas and Rufus the cat.


If you were a Viking warrior, what would your name be? And what about your battle cry?

Which of the places in the book would you most like to visit: Russia, Norway or Constantinople? Why?

If you were a Viking warrior, and could have any person from history/film/books in your gang – who would you choose? And Why? What would the gang be called?

I’d pick all the great Viking warriors – Harald Hardnut, Erik Bloodaxe, the Godwin brothers Tostig and Harold, maybe Thor the Norse God, Beowulf, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, Boromir and Faramir from Lord of the Rings and loads of others. What would we be called? Why The Cool Vikings, of course!

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5th August 2013




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