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Football School Epic Heroes

By Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
Illustrated by Spike Gerrell

Celebrate the greatest names and teams in football history with this collection of 50 true stories.

From the bestselling Football School series, which teaches you about the world through football, packed with superstar stories, fun facts and laugh-out-loud illustrations. Perfect for readers 7+ and recommended by the National Literacy Trust, BookTrust, the Premier League and parents and teachers. Discover the greatest football moments of all time in this collection of 50 exciting stories, perfect for fans of Football School: Star Players. Discover the incredible stories of heroes such as Messi, Ronaldo, Klopp and Rapinoe, but also the tales of the dog that helped win the league for his team and the team who won the championship with the very final kick of the game. Bringing together the best names in the game with some truly weird, wonderful and hilarious occurrences, this book is a must-read for any young football fan.

  • Over 125,000 copies of the series now sold through TCM.
  • The companion title to the bestselling Star Players, about incredible moments in football history.
  • The ninth book in the brilliant Football School series which promotes immersive learning and literacy. Ideal for reluctant readers.

About the author

Alex Bellos writes about maths and puzzles for the Guardian and is the bestselling author of Alex’s Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking-Glass, as well as two mathematical colouring books. He has also written Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life, which was shortlisted for Sports Book of the Year, and he ghost-wrote Pelé’s bestselling autobiography. He lives in West London. Ben Lyttleton is a journalist, broadcaster and football consultant. He is the author of Edge and Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty and his football articles have been published in over 20 countries. He is a director of Soccernomics, a football consultancy that helps teams improve their performance. He lives in North London.

About the illustrator

Spike Gerrell is a prolific cartoonist known for his "spiky-nosed" illustrations. His work has been published in the New Scientist, Independent, Times Educational Supplement and Guardian. Spike lives in North London.

ISBN: 9781406386653
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: December 2, 2020
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 208pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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