Secret FC by Tom Palmer

Secret FC

Written by Tom Palmer
Illustrated by Garry Parsons

9+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   11+ readers   
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Interest Age 8-12 / Reading Age 8+.

A great story with a football focus. When football is banned at Lily and Zack's school, they decide to keep playing - on their very own secret pitch!

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


Secret FC by Tom Palmer

The new headteacher is very strict about health and safety - and bans football from the playground. Lily, Zack and their friends are devastated, but when they find an old tennis court hidden away in the woods behind the school, they decide to keep playing as a brand new team - the Secret FC!

About the Author

Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer credits articles about football with getting him into reading as a child. He travels all over the UK for events, performing his immensely popular rugby and football reading games to hundreds of children every week. He is the current Writer-in-Residence for the RAF Museums. Tom is also working with the National Literacy Trust on a very high profile football and reading project during the Euro 2016 football tournament.

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120 pages


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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

5th August 2013




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