The Football Ghosts by Garry Parsons, Malachy Doyle


The Football Ghosts by Garry Parsons, Malachy Doyle

A spooky, funny football story by Malachy Doyle and Garry Parsons, perfect for children learning to read. Seamus loves two things - United and ghosts! So when he hears that the spooky old castle on the hill has ghosts playing football in it, he's up there in a flash! Well, as quickly as he can go with his scaredy-ba Granda in tow. Once they get into the castle, Seamus discovers that there are two teams kicking a ball around there - the 1948 United and Rovers cup final teams, doomed to play on until they hear the final whistle. And guess what Seamus has in his pocket? But first, there's the chance to beat the Rovers, with Seamus the star striker in place! The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging stories independently. It features: varied sentences; detailed illustrations to enjoy; chapters; interesting characters and themes; a rich range of vocabulary; and, more complex storylines to stretch confident readers. All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: White.

About the Author

Malachy Doyle writes a variety of picture books, story books and teenage novels. His first teenage novel, Georgie, won the Tir na nOg 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. Gary Parsons has illustrated two other Reading Ladder books: The Wrong Kind of Bark and The Four Franks. He lives in London. Series consultant Nikki Gamble is the director of Just Imagine, a specialist resource and training centre for Primary English. She is Associate Consultant at the University of London, Institute of Education.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 5


Garry Parsons, Malachy Doyle
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Publication date

7th April 2016



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