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A spooky, funny football story by Malachy Doyle and Garry Parsons, perfect for children learning to read. Seamus loves two things - United and ghosts! So when he hears that the spooky old castle on the hill has ghosts playing football in it, he's up there in a flash! Well, as quickly as he can go with his scaredy-ba Granda in tow. Once they get into the castle, Seamus discovers that there are two teams kicking a ball around there - the 1948 United and Rovers cup final teams, doomed to play on until they hear the final whistle. And guess what Seamus has in his pocket? But first, there's the chance to beat the Rovers, with Seamus the star striker in place! The Reading Ladder series helps children to enjoy learning to read. It features well-loved authors, classic characters and favourite topics, so that children will find something to excite and engage them in every title they pick up. It's the first step towards a lasting love of reading. Level 3 Reading Ladder titles are perfect for fluent readers who are beginning to read exciting, challenging stories independently. * Varied sentences * Detailed illustrations to enjoy * Chapters * Interesting characters and themes * A rich range of vocabulary * More complex storylines to stretch confident readers All Reading Ladder titles are developed with a leading literacy consultant, making them perfect for use in schools and for parents keen to support their children's reading. Book band: White.
|Publication date:||7th April 2016|
|Publisher:||Reading Ladder an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
Malachy has written over 40 books for children and young adults including The Dancing Tiger (Smarties Silver Medal Prize Winner 2005) and Tales from Old Ireland (Parents Choice Gold Award Winner 2001). Garry Parsons has previously illustrated several Egmont Banana books, including the previous book about Seamus and his ghostly friends - 'The Football Ghosts', 'The Wrong Kind of Bark' and 'A Family Like Mine'. Garry works on magazines, newspapers, advertising, packaging and of course children's books! The first picture book, 'Billy's Bucket', Garry illustrated was nominated for the Red House Children's Book Awards 2004 and for the Stockport Children's Book Awards.More About Malachy Doyle
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