Brilliantly capturing the thrill of scoring a winning goal whether at schoolboy or international level, this is a book for all aspiring footballers to dream over. Michael Foreman’s stunning and atmospheric illustrations evoke football in general and the magic of the goal scoring moment in particular.
Like many children all over the world, a small boy dreams of winning the World Cup! But in the meantime, scoring the perfect, time-stopping goal would be just fine. And once you've done that, who knows what the future might hold?
Each of his panoramic, framed scenes spans nearly the entire width of a spread, evoking the feeling of a larger-than-life dream. . . . Suitable for dreamers in any sport. --School Library Journal
Michael Foreman deserves all the applause he gets. Independent
The illustrations are dynamic and action-packed, yet soft, gentle and atmospheric at the same time. This is a real 'father and son EYE
Watercolours are splendid... evocatively captured. The School Librarian
Michael Foreman has a flair for turning a book into a special occasion. -- Quentin Blake
Michael Foreman has triumphed with the perfect picture book for football fans of all ages. Publishing News
Occasionally you come across a book that is clearly very special to its author. Wonder Goal is just such a book. This is not just for the boys; everyone will love it. The Bookseller
|Publication date:||6th August 2009|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers|
Michael Foreman was our Guest Editor in March 2010 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing. Michael Foreman was born in Suffolk in 1938, and studied at Lowestoft School of Art, St Martin’s, London, and the Royal College of Art, where he won a scholarship to the USA in 1963. He has worked as an Art Director at Playboy and King magazines and still works as Art Editor of the literary journal Ambit. He has also made animated films in Scandinavia and for the BBC. His first book, The General, (a picture book published in 1961), dealt ...More About Michael Foreman