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Football Fiction and Facts - The Lion Roars

Paperback

Fact and fiction intertwine in this wonderful celebration of African football, with a strong message of ambition, hard work and determination at its heart. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

Jimi dreams of playing in the all-white kit of the Lions of Senegal but he can't see how his dream will ever come true. Even though he is the best footballer in the region, the bigger boys never let him play with them. But can he change their minds? With huge support from his family, Jimi finds that there is nothing that he can't achieve!Interwoven with lots of facts about the history of African football and African-born footballing superstars such as Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto, Patrick Viera and Yaya Toure, this book is ideal to engage reluctant reading football fans. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

RRP: £6.99 Out of stock

ISBN

978-1-78112-563-2

Publication Date

02-06-2016

Format

Paperback

Pages

72 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Product Description

Fact and fiction intertwine in this wonderful celebration of African football, with a strong message of ambition, hard work and determination at its heart. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

Jimi dreams of playing in the all-white kit of the Lions of Senegal but he can't see how his dream will ever come true. Even though he is the best footballer in the region, the bigger boys never let him play with them. But can he change their minds? With huge support from his family, Jimi finds that there is nothing that he can't achieve!Interwoven with lots of facts about the history of African football and African-born footballing superstars such as Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto, Patrick Viera and Yaya Toure, this book is ideal to engage reluctant reading football fans. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

Author

Alan Gibbons, Illustrated by Chris Chalik

A former primary school teacher, Alan Gibbons has sold over 1.3 million books and won many prestigious awards including the Blue Peter Award for ‘The Book I Couldn’t Put Down’. Alan is a high-profile library campaigner and education consultant and is a very popular speaker at schools, libraries, colleges and conferences – he visits over 150 schools a year.