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The Transfer

Written by Terence Blacker

The Transfer Synopsis

Stanley is a football-mad 11 year-old whose beloved team, City, faces relegation from the Premiership. His mother is a football-hating computer scientist. In desperation, Stan accesses her `cybertelekinesis' program to create Lazlo, a genius striker who can save City. By a risky process of mental and electronic energy, he turns himself into Lazlo - and gets himself on to the City team. Stanley's greatest dream is about to become true - but it turns into a nightmare when he can't get back into his own body again . . .

The Transfer Press Reviews

'A potent source of fantasy for the soccer-mad.' The Daily Telegraph; 'What a goal!' The Times; The Transfer is in a league of its own. Blacker fuses two junior fiction obsessions - football and computers - into a compulsively readable story...Fantasy football as it should be for nine to twelve year-olds.' The Sunday Telegraph

Book Information

ISBN: 9780330397865
Publication date: 8th June 2001
Author: Terence Blacker
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 240 pages

About Terence Blacker

Terence Blacker is one of a small number of authors who write for both adults and children. His many popular children's novels include PARENTSWAP, BOY2GIRL ('I roared with laughter' said Amanda Craig in The Times), THE TRANSFER, THE ANGEL FACTORY and the best-selling MS WIZ series. He is a journalist and a critic, both in print and on the radio, and writes a weekly topical column in the Independent newspaper. He lives in Norfolk in a house he converted from a goose hatchery.

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