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Football School Terrific Teams: 50 True Stories of Football's Greatest Sides

By Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
Illustrated by Spike Gerrell

Discover the incredible true stories behind the most famous clubs in history.

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. Find out the stories behind the most legendary clubs in football history, such as Manchester United, Real Madrid and Liverpool. Explore how these teams have overcome failure and tragedy to win leagues, lift trophies and enter the record books. Also discover fascinating facts about more unknown clubs, including the German team with a skull and crossbones logo and the most eco-friendly club in the world. Perfect for fans of Football School: Star Players and Football School: Epic Heroes, this collection of fifty true stories is a must-read for any young football fan.

  • Over 167,000 copies of the series now sold through TCM.
  • The companion title to the bestselling titles Star Players and Epic Heroes, about incredible players, teams and moments in football history.
  • The tenth 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. 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.

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.

ISBN: 9781406386660
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 8, 2021
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 208pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 10/10/21 at 23:00:57
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