Wasim and the Champ by Chris Ashley


Wasim and the Champ by Chris Ashley

Footie-mad Wasim and his team mates enter the local football competition. But after an incident at the local mosque and a fight involving Wasim's older brother, the teams become split between white and Asian boys. In an exciting climax, Wasim and the surprise celebrity at the competition, an international boxing champion from their area, cleverly diffuse a tense situation. Also available: Wasim's Challenge (ISBN 9781847800565) Wasim the Wanderer (ISBN 9781845077457) Wasim One Star (ISBN 9781847801081)


It is not often that a story lingers with you long after you have read it. But this one does. Chis Ashley is a master storyteller who has explored a difficult and topical theme with outstanding skill. He keeps the reader fully entertained with a compelling fast moving, riveting plot. The characters are interesting and authentic... There are some stories you wish will never come to and end and this was won of them. I am sure that many primary children will enjoy this book. Highly recommended. Armadillo Magazine Enough football content to maintain the interest of sports fans whilst dealing with racial tensions, bullying and friends taking sides against each other. Books for Keeps

About the Author

Chris Ashley, the son of children's book writer Bernard Ashley, was born in south-east London and his childhood was dominated by sport and children's books. He trained as a teacher and began writing in the 1980s. He is the head teacher of a school in Bury.

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112 pages
Interest Age: From 8


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Publication date

3rd March 2011



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