Rugby Warrior Back in school. Back in sport. Back in time. by Gerard Siggins
  

Rugby Warrior Back in school. Back in sport. Back in time.

Written by Gerard Siggins
Illustrated by
Part of the Rugby Spirit Series

RRP £7.99

Synopsis

Rugby Warrior Back in school. Back in sport. Back in time. by Gerard Siggins

It's a new school term and Eoin Madden has new responsibilities. He's now captain of the Under 14s team and has to deal with friction between his friend Rory and new boy Dylan as they thrash it out for a place as scrum-half. And away from the pitch Eoin has his hands full. He starts work on a project about Irish-born All Black Dave Gallaher who died in World War I. Then history becomes reality when an old book brings Eoin a lot closer to the rugby legend than he ever thought possible ... Fast-paced action, mysterious spirits and feuding friends - it's a season to remember!

Reviews

an action-packed story with plenty of exciting matches plus an interesting historical perspective -- Parents in Touch refreshing change to find a story about rugby and one which I am sure will be well received by rugby fans as well as sports fans in general -- Parents in Touch beautifully crafted by Siggins, this is a book that will thrill any rugby-mad youngster while delighting sports fans (of any age) with an interest in entertaining storytelling -- Irish Daily Mail my favourite book ... this book has got loads of stuff, history, intrigue, sport, it's all woven together! ... an unbelivable book! -- Elev8 on RTE2 fluid and easy to read -- NewsFour I would recommend this book to anybody who likes rugby ... I would give this book 9/10 -- SeomraRanga.com a lively read -- Evening Echo I knew little about rugby and cared even less, but this is such a good read that I feel quite `converted.

-hearted account of one boy's new school term as captain of the under-14s with the responsibilities that brings. It is also a how-to-book: how to develop self-respect; how to deal with divided loyalty to friends who don't get on; how to deal with bullies; and how to honour the heroes of the past. Eoin, then, is a boy dealing with big issues, but they're seamlessly woven into a fact-filled story about the team's efforts to win the cup ... a cracking plot with an exciting and unexpected conclusion. The crisp dialogue is full of humour ... Highly recommended for any under 14s including girls who want a glimpse into a boy's world -- Historical Novel Society Review a light and enjoyable story to introduce young American readers to the game -- Kirkus Reviews/www.kirkusreviews.com Rugby Warrior ... is a treat -- Irish Times young rugby fans will enjoy the adventures of Dublin schoolboy Eoin Madden as he tries to help his school win a cup and, at the same time, solve a ghostly mystery ... a brilliant read for kids aged ten and up -- Rugby World

About the Author

Gerard Siggins

Gerard Siggins was born in Dublin and has lived almost all his life in the shadow of Lansdowne Road; he’s been attending rugby matches there since he was small enough for his dad to lift him over the turnstiles. He is a sports journalist and worked for the Sunday Tribune for many years. His other books about rugby player Eoin Madden, Rugby Spirit, Rugby Warrior, Rugby Rebel and Rugby Flyer are also published by The O’Brien Press.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
176 pages
Interest Age: From 10 years

Author

Gerard Siggins
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Publisher

O'Brien Press Ltd

Publication date

17th February 2014

ISBN

9781847175915

Publisher Profile

O'Brien Press Ltd is an imprint of O'Brien

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The O'Brien Press is Ireland's leading general publisher of both adult and children's books. Our list covers a huge range, including biography, humour, photography, history, art, fiction, politics, cookery, sport, music, memoir, true crime and travel and we are constantly expanding into new and exciting areas.

Publisher's Website

www.obrien.ie


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