Calum's Big Break by Danny Scott


Calum's Big Break by Danny Scott

'Ferguson picks up the ball inside the Scottish half and he's off. He skips round England's Dawes...nutmegs Bryan...shoots...and SCORES! Goal for Scotland in the 89th minute of this World Cup quarter-final! England are on their knees. Ferguson sends the Scottish fans crazy. What a player!' Don't miss a minute of the non-stop action as 10-year-old Calum Ferguson struggles to settle into a new town whilst fighting for his place on the school football team. Scotland Stars F.C. books are packed with excitement on and off the field, as well as loads of extras like character cards to collect and football tips, puzzles and games. Most people would eagerly take football tips from their hero, and Calum and best friend Leo are no different. When they bump into star striker James Cauldfield at a Premiership match, they soak up his advice on dealing with rival players. Then when a scout comes to watch their next match, they are ready to shine -- as long as nothing goes wrong...


Praise for Calum's New Team (Book 1): 'Nice writing style and no embarrassing stuff. You only need to like football. And to be able to sympathise with a boy who has to use his dog as goalie [not very good at defending the goal] when he plays all alone.

'... Written by Danny Scott, who works for the Scottish Book Trust, and is a huge football fan - the love for the game and for literacy shines through the text. It's easy to read, with a manageable vocabulary and a plot that moves along quickly and realistically. Interspersed with zazzy illustrations from Alice A Morentorn and complete with trading cards inside, this is a young football fan's dream story. It touched a nerve here - the things mentioned in the book absolutely happen - which makes it completely relatable. The characters are sympathetically drawn - even Calum's busy parents. Of course there's the usual happiness at the end - so many fictional football teams win trophies and beat rivals (in the end) - in real life if you're a Spurs fan the wait can be a little longer than the time it takes to read a book... For age 6+ years. A cracking addition to the team.' --MinervaReads'

About the Author

Danny Scott, a die-hard football fan, is Digital Marketing Manager for Scottish Book Trust and goalie for Scotland Writers F.C. Alice Morentorn is a children's book illustrator and a teacher at Emile Cohl School of Arts in Lyon, France.

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152 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Publication date

19th May 2016



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