Rugby Academy: Combat Zone

Written by Tom Palmer

Illustrated by Dave Shephard

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Interest Age 8-12  Reading Age 8+  Tom Palmer is brilliant at capturing the passion of sport and the drama it creates. Woody is an outstanding young footballer so when his dad, a pilot who is often away on active service, sends him off to a new school where rugby is worshipped, he is sure he is going to hate it. But things turn out very different! Far from hating it, Woody’s natural sporting talent soon leads him to enjoy the new sport – and to shine at it! How Woody adapts to the new game and the new sport is deftly interwoven with a sensitive portrait of the special pressures felt by the children of those in the armed services making it a book of depth as well as excitement.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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Rugby Academy: Combat Zone Synopsis

First title in a rugby trilogy. Borderlands is no ordinary school - all of the students boarding there have parents in the armed forces, and the UK is drawing perilously close to war in the Middle East. New boy Woody is desperate to escape the school and find his way to his dad's military base, but his dad has been mobilised. He's gone. Worried and unhappy, Woody turns to the only thing that could help get him through - rugby.

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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ISBN: 9781781123973
Publication date: 01/10/2014
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781123973
Publication date: 1st October 2014
Author: Tom Palmer
Illustrator: Dave Shephard
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 112 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Sporting Stories
Recommendations: Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly

About Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer credits articles about football with getting him into reading as a child. He travels all over the UK for events, performing his immensely popular rugby and football reading games to hundreds of children every week. He is the current Writer-in-Residence for the RAF Museums. Tom is also working with the National Literacy Trust on a very high profile football and reading project during the Euro 2016 football tournament. 

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