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The Football Trials: All Out Attack


By (author) John Hickman
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, United Kingdom
Imprint: Bloomsbury Education
Published: 14th Jun 2018
Dimensions: w 129mm h 198mm d 7mm
Weight: 122g
ISBN-10: 1472944232
ISBN-13: 9781472944238
Barcode No: 9781472944238
Bloomsbury High Low books encourage and support reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers, those with dyslexia, or those with English as an additional language. Printed on tinted paper and with a dyslexia friendly font and illustrations, The Football Trials is aimed at readers aged 12+ and has a manageable length (80 pages) and reading age (9+). Produced in association with reading experts at Catch Up, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties. This exciting coming of age story follows a boy from a tower block as he joins a premier league football academy. When Jackson's granddad is taken to hospital, Jackson's football suffers. When he loses his temper on the pitch, he puts his position on United's team at risk. Join Jackson as he struggles with the trials of football and family. Book band: Brown

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If you are working with KS3 students who are reluctant readers - but have a clear enthusiasm towards football - then this series of books should engage, dealing with issues that are very important to young lives. -- UKEdChat The concise style will appeal to children as I often find that reluctant readers are put off by weightier tones. The yellow tint and careful font choice are also thoughtful touches. There is a glossary at the back and a bonus section with questions to aid comprehension. All in all, a great choice for those reluctant readers in the classroom. -- K and O: Bonkers About Books