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Dream Team

Written by Alan Gibbons

Illustrated by Chris Chalik

Part of the Football Fiction and Facts Series

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Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Sporting Stories

With the World Cup coming up, football stories are even more appealing than usual, and Alan Gibbons knows just how to win and hold young readers’ attention.  There are two halves to the story: interspersed with the tale of youth team East End United’s season are chapters with facts and figures on the world’s greatest players. It’s all with one goal in mind: as Cairo, East End’s star player, learns, football is a team game, and the side that plays best is the side that plays as a proper team, everyone working to each other’s strengths.  It makes for lively reading – another winner from a writer who always finds the net.  ~ Andrea Reece

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+.

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Dream Team Synopsis

East End United are struggling to make this season work. Cairo is their best shot but as Captain he just can't seem to make the team work together. When Coach Ayo suggests heading to the library for some historical research the boys think he's having a laugh but the secret to a great team might just lie in the past. Fabulous football story featuring facts about the best from past to present.

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

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ISBN: 9781781127711
Publication date: 01/01/2018
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781127711
Publication date: 1st January 2018
Author: Alan Gibbons
Illustrator: Chris Chalik
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 72 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Sporting Stories

About Alan Gibbons

Alan Gibbons is a full time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major Book Festivals: Edinburgh, Northern Children's Book Festival, Swansea, Cheltenham, Sheffield and Salford. Alan is also a key contributor at the QCA/National Literary Strategy 'Writing Together' conferences. As well as being a writer, Alan is a high profile library campaigner. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children. He has written over 60 books and won many prestigious awards such as the Blue Peter Award for ‘The Book I Couldn’t Put Down’, ...

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