Brooksie by Neil Arksey


Brooksie by Neil Arksey

Imagine having a Premier league and England striker as your dad! Lee Brooks loves it, until his dad - 'Brooksie' - loses form and goes downhill embarrassingly fast. Lee hates Brooksie for letting him down. And Lee hates having to move to a grotty new home without his dad. With his own on-pitch confidence at an all-time low, he even begins to hate football. But then he meets Dent and his mates and the chance is there for him to play again - with a team of seriously talented players. They've just one problem - no pitch!


Nick Hornby for kids Radio 5 Live A real winner with reluctant boys in Years 7 and 8 ... There's action and a great deal of drama in this pacy story: the reader is never given time to be bored! Literacy and Learning The narrative moves along quite quickly with constantly changing domestic scenes, exciting match reports, and various groups and people interacting The School Librarian

About the Author

NEIL ARKSEY is a writer, a professional actor and a swimming coach for youngsters. A TV scriptwriter whose work has included scriptwriting for CROSSROADS, he is the author of a number of successful children's titles, including FLINT, SUDDEN DEATH and BROOKSIE for the Transworld list and PLAYING THE EDGE and MACB (Puffin) and is beginning to develop a strong reputation for his original, gritty, contemporary footballing tales. He has been described, by Nicky Campbell on Radio 5 as 'Nick Hornby for kids'.

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224 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

3rd June 2013



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