Oxford Reading Tree: Level 10: True Stories: The King of Football: The Story of Pele by Tony Bradman

Oxford Reading Tree: Level 10: True Stories: The King of Football: The Story of Pele

Written by Tony Bradman
Illustrated by


Oxford Reading Tree: Level 10: True Stories: The King of Football: The Story of Pele by Tony Bradman

This book is part of a collection of true stories from around the world which are guaranteed to capture your pupils' imaginations and develop their reading skills. Oxford Reading Tree True Stories are written by well-known authors and are full of stunning illustrations and photography. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. This book is also available as part of a mixed pack of 6 different books or a class pack of 36 books of the same Oxford Reading Tree level.

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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32 pages


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Publication date

13th February 2003



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