Cup Run by Martin Waddell


Cup Run by Martin Waddell

A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers from bestselling author Martin Waddell, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. Cup Run is part of Walker Starters, the wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. Meet the Belton Goalbusters. Follow them on their cup run in this exciting video diary of their cup games! This is a charming and uplifting story told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered posters and diary logs. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.


A small but perfectly formed tale ... this is a clever balancing trick of words and visuals that gently encourages the reader to keep going. * The Guardian Children's Book Supplement 'Amazing Stories' * An unusual and very appealing little book. * Booktrusted News *

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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48 pages


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd February 2003



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