Goal Machine by Alan Durant


Goal Machine by Alan Durant

Naz is nicknamed the goal machine because he scores goals for fun. He's the league's top scorer. But then things start to go wrong: fabulous saves, the woodwork, an injury...His confidence wanes and he tries too hard. All of a sudden he can't buy a goal. His place is in doubt for the cup game. An injury gives him a break and he finally gets back on track - with a huge slice of luck - and ends up scoring a hat-trick. 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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32 pages


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Publication date

24th October 2013



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