Calum's Hard Knock Scotland Stars FC by Danny Scott


Calum's Hard Knock Scotland Stars FC 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 goes from struggling to settle into a new town whilst fighting for his place on the school football team to impressing scouts, proving themselves and contending with arch rivals. 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. Tensions are rising in the team as Jordan's crew become jealous of the attention Calum and Leo are receiving from the scouts. Mr McKlop gives them one last chance to prove they can still be a team -- a military-style away day full of stunts, trials and loads and loads of MUD! Can they settle their differences and survive Sergeant McCradge's gruelling challenges? Will they learn how to pull together in time for the playoffs?


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

18th August 2016



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