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Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton - Author

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Alex Bellos is a bestselling writer and broadcaster. He writes about maths and puzzles for the Guardian and is the author of two works of popular science, Alex's Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking-Glass as well as the mathematical colouring book Snowflake Seashell Star. He has also written Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life, which was shortlisted for Sports Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, and he ghost-wrote Pele's Number 1 bestselling autobiography. He lives in North London. Explore Alex Bellos' website here.

Ben Lyttleton is a journalist, broadcaster and football consultant. He is the author of Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty and his articles about football have been published in The Sunday Times, Guardian, TIME International, Sports Illustrated and FIFA Weekly among others. He is a director of Soccernomics, a football consultancy that helps clubs and governing bodies improve performance and save money. He lives in North London. Follow Ben Lyttleton on Twitter here.

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Football School Terrific Teams: 50 True Stories of Football's Greatest Sides

Football School Terrific Teams: 50 True Stories of Football's Greatest Sides

Author: Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton Illustrator: Spike Gerrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2021

Discover the incredible true stories behind the most famous clubs in football. Find out the stories behind the most legendary clubs in football history, such as Manchester United, Real Madrid and Liverpool. Explore how these teams have overcome failure and tragedy to win leagues and lift trophies and enter the record books. Also discover fascinating facts about more unknown clubs, including the German team with skull and crossbones logo and the most eco-friendly club in the world. Perfect for fans of Football School: Star Players and Football School: Epic Heroes, this collection of fifty true stories is a must-read for any young football fan.

Football School Epic Heroes 50 true tales that shook the world

Football School Epic Heroes 50 true tales that shook the world

Author: Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton Illustrator: Spike Gerrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Celebrate the greatest names and teams in football history with this collection of 50 true stories. Discover the greatest football moments of all time in this collection of 50 exciting stories, perfect for fans of Football School: Star Players. Discover the incredible stories of heroes such as Messi, Ronaldo, Klopp and Rapinoe, but also the tales of the dog that helped win the league for his team and the team who won the championship with the very final kick of the game. Bringing together the best names in the game with some truly weird, wonderful and hilarious occurrences, this book is a must-read for any young football fan.

Football School Season 4: Where Football Explains the World

Football School Season 4: Where Football Explains the World

Author: Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton Illustrator: Spike Gerrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

The fourth book in the bestselling series that teaches you amazing facts about the world through football. This book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads - and it's all about football! Discover when robots play football, where the highest ever football match took place, how referees keep time in matches and what llamas and professional footballers have in common. With hilarious illustrations throughout and laugh-out-loud gags, this is the perfect book for football-mad children everywhere.

Football School: The Ultimate Puzzle Book 100 brilliant brain-teasers

Football School: The Ultimate Puzzle Book 100 brilliant brain-teasers

Author: Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton Illustrator: Spike Gerrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

A football-themed puzzle book that will keep kids busy for hours with word, logic and number puzzles. Train your brilliant brain and enjoy hours of football-themed fun with Football School's The Ultimate Puzzle Book. Packed with over 100 brain-teasers, word searches, riddles, maths puzzles and logic games, this book is perfect for car journeys, planes and rainy days and makes the ideal gift for any young football fan.

Football School: The Incredible Joke Book

Football School: The Incredible Joke Book

Author: Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton Illustrator: Spike Gerrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

Get ready to laugh your football socks off with this side-splitting joke book from the creators of the bestselling Football School series. What's a striker's favourite magic routine? A hat trick! Why was the peacock sent off? It was a professional fowl What's a chip-lover's top footie show? Catch of the Day, with Gary Vinegar Packed with great gags about silly stars, team titters and naughty nicknames, this is the perfect gift to give any football fan the giggles.

Football School Star Players 50 Inspiring Stories of True Football Heroes

Football School Star Players 50 Inspiring Stories of True Football Heroes

Author: Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton Illustrator: Spike Gerrell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Get young fans dreaming big with this incredible collection of inspirational lives from the world of football. What made Pele the greatest player of all time? How did Harry Kane overcome the odds to win the Golden Boot? What is the secret behind Lionel Messi's outstanding success? And why is Megan Rapinoe so fearless in her beliefs? This collection of fifty biographies brings together the incredible true stories of the game's greatest legends who changed the world of football. Empowering and inspirational, this is the perfect book to get young fans dreaming big both on and off the pitch.

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