First Match by Alan Durant
  

Synopsis

First Match by Alan Durant

Seventeen-year-old Danny Zico is amazed when he gets the manager's call to join the first team squad for the first time. He was part of the Youth Cup wining team but has only played a handful of reserve games. Now he's about to make his debut for the first team in the first round of the cup. Will nerves get the better of him? Freestylers are a range of reading books with low-level text for readers with a reading age of 5-7. The engaging stories are perfect for older, struggling readers as well as emerging readers. All texts have been checked by reading consultant Dee Reid.

About the Author

Alan Durant

Alan Durant is the author of books for a wide age-range, from picture books such as Burger Boy to top-end teenage thrillers. He also writes prize-winning poetry.

He was born in Surrey, went to Trinity School in Croydon and then to Keble College, Oxford to read English. Having worked as a copywriter at Walker Books, he is now a full-time author. He’s married, with three children and lives just outside London. He does a lot of school visits throughout the UK and abroad and also runs writing workshops.

In 2007 he won the Portsmouth Children's Picture Book Award for Burger Boy and the Stockport Children's Book Award for Football Fever. He has won the Kingston Borough/Waterstone's Poetry Prize on two occasions. In 2008 he won The Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children's Books for Billy Monster's Daymare which also won the 2009 Portsmouth Children's Book Award.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Alan Durant
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Author's Website

www.alandurant.co.uk/

Publisher

Wayland (Publishers) Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

26th September 2013

ISBN

9780750279802


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