Brooksie by Neil Arksey
  

Brooksie

Written by Neil Arksey
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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!

Reviews

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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Format

Paperback
224 pages

Author

Neil Arksey
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Publisher

Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books) an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

1st May 2012

ISBN

9780440870104


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