Football Spy Band 13/Topaz by Martin Waddell

Football Spy Band 13/Topaz

Written by Martin Waddell
Illustrated by Andy Keylock, Laszlo Veres
Part of the Collins Big Cat Series


Football Spy Band 13/Topaz by Martin Waddell

Do you know what it takes to be a top footballer? Can you pick out the best moves? Find out in this guide to football skills. It will help children to understand how to study a football game and how to look for the skills of different types of players: goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and strikers. * Topaz/ Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. * Text type - An information book. * A reader response page provides lots of opportunities for speaking, listening, and writing. * Curriculum links - PE: Invasion games. * This title is paired with a story at the same level: Spider's Big Match by Alan Durant. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

About the Author

Martin Waddell

As a child

I've been blown up, buried alive and had cancer as an adult, and survived all these experiences, so I'm a very lucky man. I live where I lived as a child, and nearly all my stories come from things that have happened to me here, at the foot of the Mountain of Mourne.

As an artist
I work in an old stone barn beside my home, and dream my stories in the garden and on long walks on the beach in front of my house. I never write anywhere else. This is where I belong.

Things you didn't know about Martin Waddell

I can wiggle my ears. I am a very noisy tennis player. I had a cat that could open doors. My dog hears my stories before I write them. I scored a hat trick on my debut in adult football, but wound up as a goalkeeper. I used to run a junk stall. I like bringing up egg-shaped stones from the beach to my garden. I like apple tarts. I hate onions. I’m a happy man

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Book Info


40 pages


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Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

4th January 2007



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