Super Sub

Paperback

Alan Gibbons returns with an action-packed football story accompanied by fascinating facts and historical detail about famous substitutes.

New boy Smithy can’t understand why everyone is so excited about a player on the football team called “Bengo.” He’s been absent for the first few games of the season and starts the next game on the bench, so surely he can’t be that special?

But when their coach pulls Smithy off and sends Bengo on in his place, Smithy gets a chance to see him in action. Bengo is easily the best player Smithy’s ever seen, putting in perfect crosses and generally running the opposition ragged.

So why is Bengo left on the bench so often, and why does he seem to bottle it when any strong tackles come his way?

An engaging football story accompanied by fascinating facts about famous substitutes, from reluctant-reader favourite Alan Gibbons.

RRP: £6.99

ISBN

978-1-80090-062-2

Interest age

9+

Reading age

8

Publication Date

03-02-2022

Format

Paperback

Pages

80 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Author

Alan Gibbons, Illustrated by David Shephard

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.

Product Description

Alan Gibbons returns with an action-packed football story accompanied by fascinating facts and historical detail about famous substitutes.

New boy Smithy can’t understand why everyone is so excited about a player on the football team called “Bengo.” He’s been absent for the first few games of the season and starts the next game on the bench, so surely he can’t be that special?

But when their coach pulls Smithy off and sends Bengo on in his place, Smithy gets a chance to see him in action. Bengo is easily the best player Smithy’s ever seen, putting in perfect crosses and generally running the opposition ragged.

So why is Bengo left on the bench so often, and why does he seem to bottle it when any strong tackles come his way?

An engaging football story accompanied by fascinating facts about famous substitutes, from reluctant-reader favourite Alan Gibbons.

ISBN

978-1-80090-062-2

Interest age

9+

Reading age

8

Publication Date

03-02-2022

Format

Paperback

Pages

80 pages

Dimensions

130x198mm

Product Description

Alan Gibbons returns with an action-packed football story accompanied by fascinating facts and historical detail about famous substitutes.

New boy Smithy can’t understand why everyone is so excited about a player on the football team called “Bengo.” He’s been absent for the first few games of the season and starts the next game on the bench, so surely he can’t be that special?

But when their coach pulls Smithy off and sends Bengo on in his place, Smithy gets a chance to see him in action. Bengo is easily the best player Smithy’s ever seen, putting in perfect crosses and generally running the opposition ragged.

So why is Bengo left on the bench so often, and why does he seem to bottle it when any strong tackles come his way?

An engaging football story accompanied by fascinating facts about famous substitutes, from reluctant-reader favourite Alan Gibbons.

Author

Alan Gibbons, Illustrated by David Shephard

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.