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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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+
|Publication date:||1st January 2018|
|Publisher:||Barrington Stoke Ltd|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Other Categories:||World Cup 2018, Books for Boys|
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’, ...More About Alan Gibbons