Rugby Rebel Discovering History - Uncovering Mystery by Gerard Siggins
  

Synopsis

Rugby Rebel Discovering History - Uncovering Mystery by Gerard Siggins

Eoin Madden's having a busy term with friend issues, schoolwork and new rugby challenges; he's been moved up to train with the Junior Cup team, which is hard work, plus there's trouble in his dormitory as mobile phones start going missing! But as usual there are ghostly goings-on in Castlerock school - what's the link between Eoin's history lessons and the new spirit he's spotted wearing a Belvedere rugby jersey? ...Historical and modern mysteries combine in this intriguing tale of rugby, rebellion and ghosts. '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 on Rugby Warrior

Reviews

a well written story of school life and the ups and downs of friendship, with intriguing mysteries real historical characters brought vividly to life ... much broader appeal than just sports fans as it is packed full of fun, action and adventure -- Children's Books Ireland Recommended Reading Guide an old-fashioned adventure story ... The descriptions of rugby practice sessions and matches would make little sense to anyone unfamiliar with the game, but these sections are quite short and the mystery and adventure elements of the book are enough to keep more general readers interested ...The narrative moves at a brisk pace and the language is clear enough for readers of nine and over. On the whole, a very enjoyable book -- Historical Novel Society a great book ... gripping ... a brilliant read for ages 8 years upwards ... a knowledge of rugby is not necessary but could make it more enjoyable -- InTouch 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 it is very mysterious and full of things that made me wonder. I was on the edge of my seat reading it. I would definitely recommend it for other young readers who enjoy a good mystery novel -- seomraranga.com historical and modern mysteries combine in this intriguing tale of rugby, rebellion and ghosts. Well told and with a background that will appeal to teens, this is an excellent read with a very interesting combination of sport, mystery and fantasy -- parentsintouch.co.uk a good read for any child, especially those with an interest in sports -- mummypages.ie highly recommended, brilliantly written and hugely entertaining -- Sunday 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

Author

Gerard Siggins
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Publisher

O'Brien Press Ltd

Publication date

2nd March 2015

ISBN

9781847176776

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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