The Unbeatables by Richard O. Smith
  

Synopsis

The Unbeatables by Richard O. Smith

Shy boy Amadeo reigns supreme at table football in his local cafe. Taking on all comers he is one of the unbeatables with his loyal team of tiny foosballers. But there's another unbeatable in town. Aggrieved by his only ever defeat at the hands of Amadeo in a foosball match when they were kids, Flash the town bully returns to seek revenge. Not only does he destroy the foosball table, but he challenges Amadeo to a game of actual football. Amadeo has never played real football - and Flash, with his insatiable quest for glory, has subsequently risen to become the world's most famous soccer star. With the future of the village at stake and his foosballers scattered, the situation looks hopeless for Amadeo. Unless he can recruit the help of his eccentric fellow villagers and the girl he loves, Lara, to take on the world's best football team captained by his nemesis Flash. And unless the foossballers can be reunited. It'll be like Barcelona against a non-league team with an injury crisis, predicts Lara. What nobody predicts, however, is how Amadeo's foosballers will affect the game...The Unbeatables novel is the ultimate fantasy football story.Expanding upon the original movie, the novel includes additional adventures and characters. Written for young adults (and not so young adults), the book is a scintillating, action-packed 90 minutes of end-to-end incident, comedic flair, goalmouth scrambles and dubious off the ball challenges on the ethos of the modern game

Reviews

If you're looking for a light-hearted, fun read, then The Unbeatables could be just the ticket. You may have seen the animated film of the same name, but it won't spoil your enjoyment of the book if you haven't... An entertaining read. -Late Tackle

About the Author

RICHARD O. SMITH is a comedy writer who contributes material to Radio 4's The Now Show, The News Quiz and BBC 2's Dara O'Briain's Science Club. He is the author of Britain's Most Eccentric Sports and Oxford Student Pranks.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
168 pages

Author

Richard O. Smith
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Publisher

Signal Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd March 2015

ISBN

9781909930278


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