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Football School Season 2: Where Football Explains the World

By Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
Illustrated by Spike Gerrell

The second book in the groundbreaking new series from two bestselling writers that teaches you about the world through football.

This book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads – and it's all about football. What is a vomitory? When do footballers wee? Where do goalkeepers let in chickens? When did women start playing football? You'll find the answers to these questions and more in chapters on subjects such as biology, maths and history. Illustrated throughout with hilarious cartoons and filled with laugh-out-loud gags this is the perfect book for any boy or girl who loves football.

  • The second book in the Football School series which promotes immersive learning, as children learn facts about maths, science, history and geography through football. The first book has sold over 14,000 copies through TCM.
  • Illustrated throughout with witty black-and-white cartoons by Spike Gerrell.
  • Contains a chapter on the history of women's football.

About the author

Alex Bellos writes about maths for the Guardian and is the author of two works of popular science, Alex’s Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking-Glass as well as the mathematical colouring book Snowflake Seashell Star. 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 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. 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.

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: 9781406367256
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: November 1, 2017
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 208pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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