Doing the Double by Alan Durant
  

Synopsis

Doing the Double by Alan Durant

Dale and Joe are twins, and they are both great football players. That's no surprise - their dad is the football legend Nicky Green. They've always laughed about doing the double - pretending to be each other for a day. Just for a joke. When Dale gets himself injured, he wants Joe to do the double for real. Otherwise Dale will get thrown out of the team. Can Joe refuse his twin? Recently republished as a new edition, this book is one of the Shades 2.0 series. This book is perfect for reluctant teens who still want an exciting, unpatronising story that is relevant to their interests and concerns, but who don't want to read a longer novel. With a length of only 6,000 words, and filled with drama, this story will appeal to all reluctant teen readers.

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
64 pages

Author

Alan Durant
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Author's Website

www.alandurant.co.uk/

Publisher

Ransom Publishing

Publication date

1st July 2013

ISBN

9781781272091


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