Maxx Rumble Soccer 1: Knockout!

By Michael Wagner
Illustrated by Terry Denton

Follow Maxx, Rexx and the Stone Valley Saints through a tough and hilarious season of soccer mayhem.

“Don’t worry, Rexxy,” I said. The Crawlies just THINK they’re smart. I bet they’re even dumber than us!” “IMPOSSIBLE!” said Rexxy. Eight teams. Three weeks. One winner! That’s the Soccer Knockout competition. And the Saints want to be that winner. But before they even reach the second round, they must beat a team of total geniuses!

  • “Perfectly pitched at male readers aged eight and above, especially those who would usually rather have a ball than a book in their hands … A winning formula, well executed.” Junior Books+Publishing
  • First of three books in the Maxx Rumble Soccer series.
  • There are also other illustrated sports series featuring the titular character: Maxx Rumble Cricket (reissued 2012) and Maxx Rumble Footy (reissued 2013).

About the author

Michael Wagner is the author of 50+ books for children. Prior to becoming a children’s author, Michael had worked as radio broadcaster, written and produced award-winning animation, and written and performed comedy. In his spare time, he writes songs for his band, The Grownups. You can find out more about Michael from his fun and revealing website:

About the illustrator

Terry Denton is best known for the Gasp! books and TV series, the Wombat and Fox stories, and his 20 books in collaboration with Andy Griffiths. He has written 22 children’s books himself and collaborated on 80 more with some of the most popular children’s authors in Australia. Terry won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Award in 1986 for Felix & Alexander and has since been short-listed for many awards both in Australia and internationally. His work has won more than 25 children’s choice awards throughout Australia. Terry lives by the beach in a life he shares with his wife and three kids.

ISBN: 9781922244802
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2014
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $12.99
New Zealand RRP: $14.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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