United Here I Come! by Alan Combes

United Here I Come!

Written by Alan Combes
Illustrated by Aleksandar Sotirovski

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Selected by our Editorial Experts

Interest Age 10-15 Reading Age 6+ A fun football story with a reading age of 6.5. Written by a former football reporter for The Sunday Times - the author knows his subject well.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 10+


United Here I Come! by Alan Combes

Jack and Jimmy are awful at football - but Jimmy is sure he'll play for United one day! Is Jimmy crazy or will he find a way to prove himself? And can the boys save the day when it's up to them to win the match?

About the Author

Alan Combes began writing as a teacher and has since combined a 30-year teaching career with success as a writer, both as an author and as a football journalist for newspapers such as The Sunday Times. His other titles for Barrington Stoke include City Boy and The Dead Man Files. He lives in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

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64 pages


Alan Combes
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Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th August 2013




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