Introduces us to a marauding fluffy mascot, a wise-as-an-owl landlady and a WAG called Terrine, in an irresistible story of how one boy helps stressed-out top footballers find the fun in a kickabout again, with help from his fearsome agent (and little sister), Bridie.
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Morris Gleitzman was born in Lincolnshire and moved to Australia in his teens. He worked as a paperboy, a shelf-stacker, a frozen chicken de-froster, an assistant to a fashion designer and more before taking a degree in Professional Writing at Canberra College and becoming a writer. He has written for TV, stage, newspapers and magazines but is best-known for his hugely succesful children's books including Two Weeks with the Queen, Bumface and Once.From School Library Journal:
Gr 4–6—Matt is an Aussie soccer phenom, but he is only 13 years old and yet to be discovered. When his once-in-a-lifetime chance arrives, Matt and his sister Bridie travel with their Uncle Cliff to England for a try out with a soccer club. His sister "works" as Matt's manager and narrates this funny and heartwarming tale about family loyalty, friendship, and the sacrifices involved in playing at the elite level. This poignant tale is peppered with Aussie humor, and as Bridie would say, "It's Judas H. Brilliant!" Gleitzman's friendly Australian voice offers charm and wit. At the end, the author discusses his research with players training with Premiere League clubs and their families. These extra details offer insight into a world that's often less than glamorous. This is a great choice for readers who are looking for sport stories similar to Matt Christopher or Mike Lupica, but most listeners will find plenty here to enjoy.—Jennifer Mann, Cromaine District Library, MI
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Buchbeschreibung Penguin Books Ltd Jun 2014, 2014. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - A quirky look at a premiership football academy from the bestselling author of 'Bumface'. Morris Gleitzman introduces a marauding fluffly mascot, a wise-as-an-owl landlady and a WAG called Terrine in this story of how one boy helps a stressed-out top footballer find the fun in a kickabout again. Ages: 7+. 224 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780141352985