Football by David Orme


Football by David Orme

Football explores the world's favourite game and includes a football timeline. The hilarious fiction story 'Rob of the Rovers' shows what happens when players are too good. Football is part of the Trailblazers series, published by Ransom Publishing. It is ideal for older children and young adults with a reading age of 5-8. The books are suitable for general reading or as part of a more structured reading programme. Each book is on a strong, popular topic, with a colourful, attractive layout, combining fact and fiction. Each book has a non fiction and a fiction section. The fiction story appears in two formats - one with simple texts for poor readers; the facing pages contain an illustrated speech bubble version of the same story, for those who are just starting to learn to read. These two levels of entry give access points for children and young adults with different reading ages. The vocabulary of each book is carefully limited, with simple sentences to reinforce reading skills, which make the books suitable for even the poorest readers.


They are strong and colourful, with layouts that leap off the page and draw the reluctant reader in. Each page is a new layout, a new set of colours, a new experience; just perfect for those readers with very low attention spans. - ABC Magazine - Sussex, Summer 2006. The fiction section contains two versions of the story: the 'full text

'speech bubble'

'buddy readers'. - Junior Education, June 2006.'

About the Author

David Orme has written over 200 books including poetry collections, fiction, non-fiction, and school text books. When he is not writing books he travels around the country giving readings, and running writing workshops and courses.

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36 pages


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Publication date

22nd February 2006



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