Spooky Soccer Red Banana by Garry Parsons


Spooky Soccer Red Banana by Garry Parsons

A fun and quirky story against anything but your average team from Malachy Doyle for Egmont's red banana series. When Seamus and his scaredy-ba Granda go for a night-time walk, they don't expect to find a group of ghosts in an old barn. Greg the Ghoul, Phantom Pete and friends are too scared to go up into heaven, in case they are sent back down to hell, so they are just waiting around in the barn, getting bored. Seamus has an idea to relieve their boredom - they should form a football team and play other ghosts! The ghosts are nervous, but Seamus and his Granda help them get fit and improve their game. Soon they are champion players, powering their way through teams on earth, heaven and even hell! Red bananas are chapter books for newly fluent readers, suitable for NC Level 3 readers. They are carefully designed illustrated books for both entertainment and education, supporting children's understanding of how to read longer books. Red bananas introduce similes and wordplay to encourage an understanding of more literary concepts.

About the Author

Malachy Doyle writes a variety of picture books, story books and teenage novels. His first teenage book, Georgie, won the Tir na n-Og Award, and his picture book, Cow, won an English Association Award, both in 2002. Malachy now lives in a little seaside town in Wales, with his wife, Liz, and their two cats. To find out more, visit Malachy's website: www.malachydoyle.co.uk Garry Parsons has previously illustrated several Egmont Banana books, including the previous book about Seamus and his ghostly friends - The Football Ghosts. Garry works on magazines, newspapers, advertising, packaging and of course children's books! The first picture book Garry illustrated was nominated for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2004 and for the Stockport Children's Book Awards. Garry lives in South London. Visit his website to find out more: www.garryparsons.co.uk

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

3rd May 2010



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