First Match by Frances Mackay


First Match by Frances Mackay

Ben and his team are playing their first football game. The team feel incomplete without their football kit, and they're losing by half time. Will someone come along and help them win their first match? The First Match is the fifth title in the On the Ball Series, which follows Ben and the experiences he has once he achieves his dream of joining the school football team. Each of the six fast-paced stories are accompanied by contemporary black and white illustrations throughout to help engage the reader. The series is designed for children ages 7-9 years.

About the Author

Frances Mackay is a freelance educational writer and editor, with wide experience in writing and developing both fiction, textbooks and literacy resources. She has over 20 years teaching experience in both Australia and the UK. Frances is also owner of Razorcat Tours - chauffeured trike rides and tours.

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64 pages


Frances Mackay
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Publication date

29th July 2014



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