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Dan Freedman - Author

About the Author

Dan Freedman was born in London in 1977. During school and university he did work experience at, among other places, Arsenal FC, Radio Five LIVE, Carlton TV, The Mail on Sunday and Sky Sports. In 2000, after he had graduated and gone travelling around Australia and New Zealand, Dan became Editor of The FA. He also writes all the programmes for England matches and The FA Cup Final.

It was when he wanted to buy a present for an 11 year-old football mad boy that the idea to write the book ‘Kick Off’ actually struck. There didn’t seem to be a football novel for kids. He couldn’t understand it. He knew that if someone had given him one when he was 11 that he probably would have read it in two days flat. He also knew that writing about football was something that he could do. So he did it.

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Other books by Dan Freedman

Unstoppable

Unstoppable

Author: Dan Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Unstoppable

Unstoppable

Author: Dan Freedman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2019

Secrets and lies . . . secrets and lies . . . Fourteen-year-old twins, Kaine and Roxy, used to be close, but now they can hardly bear to be in the same room. Roxy hates the way her brother behaves - Kaine might be brilliant at football but he's always in trouble and cares nothing about his family. And Kaine despises the way his supposedly-perfect sister, dominates their parents in her ambition to reach Wimbledon. But the twins are both hiding dangerous secrets of their own, secrets that could destroy everything they are working towards - and both Roxy and Kaine's survival hangs precariously in the balance. Gripping, twisting, and real, this book is UNSTOPPABLE.

Jamie Johnson: Born to Play

Jamie Johnson: Born to Play

Author: Dan Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2016

The Kick Off(TV tie-in)

The Kick Off(TV tie-in)

Author: Dan Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

The first book to kick off the Jamie Johnson football series - as seen on Cbeebies! An epic tale of dreaming big and chasing glory. Jamie's desperate to become Highwood School's starfootball player (and in his dreams, Hawkstone United's, too). But after he wrecks his chances at the trials, the pressure's on to prove himself. perfect books for every young football/soccer fan author Dan Freedman has been a writer for the FA, the Premier League and attended two World Cups with the England team An inspiring read for all football fans GARY LINEKER. Dan knows his football OWEN HARGREAVES. You'll read this and want to get out there and play STEVEN GERRARD. If you like football, this book's for you FRANK LAMPARD. Pure class - brings the game to life OWEN COYLE.

Skills from Brazil

Skills from Brazil

Author: Dan Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2014

Before the packed stadiums. Before he became a huge star. Jamie Johnson had to learn from the best. Jamie is the top player at his school but there's something missing from his game. He needs that bit of extra flair. He wants that touch of magic. Can the once-in-a-lifetime chance to train on the beaches of Brazil give Jamie the skills he needs to become a legend?

Shoot to Win

Shoot to Win

Author: Dan Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

The second book in the Jamie Johnson football series - as seen on Cbeebies! Jamie Johnson can't believe his luck. He's playing for Kingfield School in the Cup Semi-Final and scouts from his favourite club, Hawkstone United, are coming to watch! But Jamie's hopes of a professional career still have a long way to go... perfect books for every young football/soccer fan author Dan Freedman has been a writer for the FA, the Premier League and attended two World Cups PRAISE FOR The Kick Off (Jamie Johnson, book 1) An inspiring read for all football fans GARY LINEKER. Dan knows his football OWEN HARGREAVES. You'll read this and want to get out there and play STEVEN GERRARD. If you like football, this book's for you FRANK LAMPARD. Pure class - brings the game to life OWEN COYLE.

Man of the Match

Man of the Match

Author: Dan Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

The fourth book in the Jamie Johnson football series - as seen on Cbeebies! Jamie Johnson starts the season on fire. He's playing for his beloved Hawkstone - and he's the top scorer in the country. But when a rival from an Italian club joins his team, everything changes. Jamie's temper gets the better of him, and he's sent on loan to a much smaller club. Will Jamie be able to make it back into the big time - or has he blown his chances for good? perfect books for every young football/soccer fan author Dan Freedman has been a writer for the FA, the Premier League and attended two World Cups PRAISE FOR The Kick Off (Jamie Johnson, book 1) An inspiring read for all football fans GARY LINEKER. Dan knows his football OWEN HARGREAVES. You'll read this and want to get out there and play STEVEN GERRARD. If you like football, this book's for you FRANK LAMPARD. Pure class - brings the game to life OWEN COYLE.

World Class

World Class

Author: Dan Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

The fifth book in the Jamie Johnson footballseries - as seen on Cbeebies! It's the big one! The World Cup Finals beckon for Jamie Johnson but first he must answer a huge question: Which country will he play for? With brand new characters and all the trademark jaw-dropping footy action, Dan Freedman and Jamie Johnson return on very top form for the fifth book in the series. perfect books for every young football/soccer fan author Dan Freedman has been a writer for the FA, the Premier League and attended two World Cups PRAISE FOR The Kick Off (Jamie Johnson, book 1) An inspiring read for all football fans GARY LINEKER. Dan knows his football OWEN HARGREAVES. You'll read this and want to get out there and play STEVEN GERRARD. If you like football, this book's for you FRANK LAMPARD. Pure class - brings the game to life OWEN COYLE.

Golden Goal

Golden Goal

Author: Dan Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

The third book in the Jamie Johnson football series -as seen on Cbeebies! Jamie's dreams of becoming a professional footballer seem to be coming true, after years of hoping and practising. But, just when he's close to living the dream, a shocking event turns his world upside down. He's never been a quitter, but can he rise tothe toughest challenge of his life? perfect books for every young football/soccer fan author Dan Freedman has been a writer for the FA, the Premier League and attended two World Cups PRAISE FOR The Kick Off (Jamie Johnson, book 1) An inspiring read for all football fans GARY LINEKER. Dan knows his football OWEN HARGREAVES. You'll read this and want to get out there and play STEVEN GERRARD. If you like football, this book's for you FRANK LAMPARD. Pure class - brings the game to life OWEN COYLE.

The Kick Off

The Kick Off

Author: Dan Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

The first book to kick off the Jamie Johnson football series - as seen on Cbeebies! An epic tale of dreaming big and chasing glory. Jamie's desperate to become Highwood School's starfootball player (and in his dreams, Hawkstone United's, too). But after he wrecks his chances at the trials, the pressure's on to prove himself. perfect books for every young football/soccer fan author Dan Freedman has been a writer for the FA, the Premier League and attended two World Cups with the England team An inspiring read for all football fans GARY LINEKER. Dan knows his football OWEN HARGREAVES. You'll read this and want to get out there and play STEVEN GERRARD. If you like football, this book's for you FRANK LAMPARD. Pure class - brings the game to life OWEN COYLE.

Final Whistle

Final Whistle

Author: Dan Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2012

It's the final whistle for Jamie Johnson! After leading Scotland to near-victory in the World Cup, Jamie Johnson has landed the dream job: playing football for one of the best teams in the world,Barcelona. But when disaster strikes and his days of football glory feel like a distant memory, Jamie's future will begin exactly where everything first kicked off.

World Class

World Class

Author: Dan Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2011

It's the big one! The World Cup Finals beckon for Jamie Johnson but first he must answer a huge question: Which country will he play for? With brand new characters and all the trademark jaw-dropping footy action, Dan Freedman and Jamie Johnson return on very top form for the fifth book in the series.

Man of the Match

Man of the Match

Author: Dan Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2010

Jamie Johnson is fast becoming the most popular player in the country. He's playing the best football of his career for his beloved Hawkstone. But life at the top of the league isn't as easy as it seems...After Hawkstone sign a new winger, Jamie suddenly has a serious rival on the team. And when he finds himself sent on loan to a tiny local club, Jamie wonders if it's all over...

Golden Goal

Golden Goal

Author: Dan Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2009

There's a massive buzz around Jamie Johnson. His dreams of becoming a professional footballer seem to be coming true, after years of hoping and practising. But, just when he seems close to living the dream, a shocking event turns his world upside down. Jamieinds himself facing his toughest times yet. He's never been a quitter, but can he rise to the challenge?

Shoot to Win

Shoot to Win

Author: Dan Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2008

Jamie Johnson can't believe his luck. He's playing for Kingfield School in the Cup Semi-Final and scouts from his favourite club, Hawkstone United, are coming to watch. But Jamie's hopes of a professional career still have a long way to go...

The Kick Off

The Kick Off

Author: Dan Freedman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2007

Jamie's heart seemed to be beating all through his body. Everything depended on him. He had to score. Jamie Johnson's desperate to become his school's star football player (and in his dreams, a top professional too). He's got so much to prove, and not just on the pitch - so why aren't his mum, teachers and best mate on his side? The pressure's on, but has Jamie got what it takes?

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