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Keeper

Written by Mal Peet

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This extraordinary, gripping tale pulses with the rhythms of football and the rainforest.  Teenagers will love it but football loving adults will as well.  It pours with mystery and suspense, will have you riveted to the page and the great twist at the end will come like a bolt out of the blue. This is the first in this extraordinary football linked trilogy.  The second is Penalty and the final one is Exposure.

Winner of the 2004 Branford Boase Award

Winner of the 2004 Bronze Nestle Smarties Book Award

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Keeper Synopsis

In a newspaper office, Paul Faustino, South America's top football writer, sits opposite the man they call El Gato - the Cat - the world's greatest goalkeeper. On the table between them stands the World Cup. In the hours that follow, El Gato tells his incredible story - how he, a poor logger's son, learns to become a World Cup-winning goalkeeper.  And the most remarkable part of this story is the man who teaches him - the mysterious Keeper, who haunts a football pitch at the heart of the claustrophobic forest.

Keeper Press Reviews

"Physical, spiritual - Arthurian, even - this is true enchantment." - TES Teacher

 

Winner of the 2004 Branford Boase Award

Winner of the 2004 Bronze Nestle Smarties Book Award

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Publication date: 07/04/2016
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781406367744
Publication date: 2nd October 2006
Author: Mal Peet
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About Mal Peet

Mal Peet (June 1947 – 2 March 2015), winner of the Nestle Bronze Medal Award and the Branford Boase Award grew up in North Norfolk, and studied English and American Studies at the University of Warwick. Later he moved to south-west England and worked at a variety of jobs before turning full-time to writing and illustrating in the early 1990s. With his wife, Elspeth Graham, he wrote and illustrated many educational picture books for young children, and his cartoons appeared in a number of magazines. He and Elspeth lived in Exmouth, Devon. Tamar won the Carnegie Medal and is a multi-layered tale of ...

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