The under-12’s football team known as The Misfits are looking forward to a week at a football training camp, but their manager clicked the wrong link on the website and booked them into a bush survival skills camp instead. Challenged by a girl called Magpie to beat her team to the top of the leaderboard Charlie Merrick feels the old competitive tingle, but can he and the Misfits cope on this kind of playing field, or are they bigger underdogs than ever? The effort tests their friendship and themselves. The story is both gripping and comic, while illustrations ranging from sketches to cartoon strips and even some illustrated survival tips add to the enjoyment and make this particularly good for reluctant readers. ~ Andrea Reece
You can read all about Charlie Merrick and his football team in Charlie Merrick's Misfits in Fouls, Friends and My World Cup
'HELP! Somebody get me out of here! This is all a HUGE MISTAKE! I can't believe we ended up in this mess! Well ...actually I can. To be honest I'm not at all surprised. This is EXACTLY the kind of thing that ALWAYS happens to us!'
Charlie and his gang have ended up at the 'GO WILD!' survival camp for a whole week. Camp leader Survival Clive splits them into teams and dumps them in the middle of the forest. They've got three days to make it back to base camp. But there's a rumour of a wild beast on the loose; rival team, Wild Warriors, are pinching their stuff; and Charlie and Nature don't mix! If they're going to make it back home, the Misfits are going to have to use all their skill and guile to survive.
Told in Charlie's own hilarious words and doodles, this book is perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.
'Charlie Merrick's Misfits is a very exciting book that makes you want to turn the pages constantly ... I don't really like football but I love this book.' Guardian reader review
'This book features lots of cool stuff inside, like illustrations, comic strips, trading cards and match reports ... There's something here for everyone! 8.5/10 stars' - Wondrous Reads blog
'The book is brilliantly designed, a cornucopia of kickabout chaos' Read it Daddy Blog
|Publication date:||4th June 2015|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Humorous|
|Other Categories:||Reviewed by Children|
Dave Cousins grew up in Birmingham, in a house full of books and records. Abandoning childhood plans to be an astronaut, Dave went to art college in Bradford, joined a band and moved to London. He spent the next ten years touring and recording, and was nearly famous. Dave’s writing career began aged ten, with an attempt to create a script for Fawlty Towers. He has been writing songs, poems and stories ever since. His short story The Floodlight Man was broadcast on BBC Radio Five Live, read by Dave himself. He now lives in Hertfordshire with ...More About Dave Cousins
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