Calum's Big Break

Danny Scott; Illustrated by Alice A. Morentorn

Price:
£5.99
Availability:
Available to buy

Quick Look

  • Football-mad six-book series fo-8 year olds
  • Three books published each season to keep up momentum
  • Highly illustrated with at least 50 b/w illustrations per book
  • Collecm all! -- Extras include football trivia and collectable trading cards

After advice from a star striker, Calum and friends are ready to impress the talent scout coming to their next match -- as long as nothing goes wrong…

Format:
paperback
Size:
197 x 158 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Young Kelpies
Illustrations:
50 b/w illustrations
Age Range:
From 6 to 8 years
Extent:
152 pages
ISBN:
9781782502654
Publication date:
19 May 2016
Series:
Scotland Stars FC

Description

'Ferguson picks up the ball inside the Scottish half and he's off. He skips round England's Dawes. . . nutmegs Bryan. . . shoots. . . and SCORES! Goal for Scotland in the 89th minute of this World Cup quarter-final! England are on their knees. Ferguson sends the Scottish fans crazy. What a player!'

Don't miss a minute of the non-stop action as 10-year-old Calum Ferguson struggles to settle into a new town whilst fighting for his place on the school football team. Scotland Stars F.C. books are packed with excitement on and off the field, as well as loads of extras like character cards to collect and football tips, puzzles and games.

Most people would eagerly take football tips from their hero, and Calum and best friend Leo are no different. When they bump into star striker James Cauldfield at a Premiership match, they soak up his advice on dealing with rival players. Then when a scout comes to watch their next match, they are ready to shine -- as long as nothing goes wrong. . .

Reviews

Praise for Calum's New Team (Book 1):

'Nice writing style and no embarrassing stuff. You only need to like football. And to be able to sympathise with a boy who has to use his dog as goalie [not very good at defending the goal] when he plays all alone.'
-- Bookwitch

'... the love for the game and for literacy shines through the text. It's easy to read, with a manageable vocabulary and a plot that moves along quickly and realistically. Interspersed with zazzy illustrations from Alice A Morentorn and complete with trading cards inside, this is a young football fan's dream story.'
--MinervaReads

Author

Danny Scott, a die-hard football fan, is Digital Marketing Manager for Scottish Book Trust and goalie for Scotland Writers F.C.

Alice A. Morentorn is a children's book illustrator and a teacher at Emile Cohl School of Arts in Lyon, France.

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