Being Rooney by Alan Gibbons

Being Rooney

Written by Alan Gibbons
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Part of the Read On Series


Being Rooney by Alan Gibbons

How did an ordinary schoolboy from Liverpool become one of England's top goal scorers? This biography tells the story of Wayne Rooney's life in football from his early days at Everton to being signed by Manchester United and his top moments in club and international football. Plus Wayne himself shares some of the secrets of his success. *Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3b to Level 3c in reading.*Support comprehension with the stunning photos of the best games and goals, as well as glimpses into Wayne's early life.*Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.* Suitable for Key Stage 3 students with a reading age of 9 years.

About the Author

Alan Gibbons

Alan Gibbons is a full time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major Book Festivals: Edinburgh, Northern Children's Book Festival, Swansea, Cheltenham, Sheffield and Salford. Alan is also a key contributor at the QCA/National Literary Strategy 'Writing Together' conferences. As well as being a writer, Alan is a high profile library campaigner. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children.

He has written over 60 books and won many prestigious awards such as the Blue Peter Award for ‘The Book I Couldn’t Put Down’, the Angus Book Award and the Stockport Book Award. He has also been shortlisted twice for the Carnegie Medal and his books have been published into dozens of languages.

Read a Q&A with the author here.

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48 pages


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Collins Educational an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

20th February 2014



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