Jackson LOVES football. He plays it. He watches it. He eats it. He sleeps it!

Jackson lives and breathes football – he knows all the players, the fixtures, the scores. Then, one grey stormy day, Jackson kicks his ball, and it goes up ... and up ... and UP! All the way to the moon! Overnight, Jackson becomes an international footballing sensation, and before you know it, he's kicked ALL of the Earth's footballs into space. The moon-folk – the aliens! – don't know the rules of the game, but they become football mad all the same. It's up to Jackson to bring football home...


Michelle Robinson previously wrote copy for some of the world's biggest brands. Now she is either busy writing or busy being a mum of two. Her picture books include There’s a Lion in My Cornflakes, illustrated by Jim Field, A Beginner's Guide to Bear Spotting, illustrated by David Roberts, The Pawed Piper, illustrated by Chinlun Lee, and Tooth Fairy in Training and Witch in Training, both illustrated by Briony May Smith. Michelle lives in Nova Scotia, Canada. Find Michelle online at michellerobinson.co.uk, and on Twitter and Instagram as @MicheRobinson.

Chris Mould is an award-winning children book author and illustrator from Yorkshire. He studied Interior Design at Batley & Dewsbury Art College, then Graphic Design & Illustration at Leeds Polytechnic. A sublime draftsman with a penchant for the gothic, he has illustrated everything from picture books and young fiction, to theatre posters and satirical cartoons for national newspapers. His stunning reimagining of Ted Hughes’ The Iron Man was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, was a Waterstones’ selection of best books of 2019 and shortlisted by Foyles’ for Book of the Year 2019. Chris lives in West Yorkshire. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @chrismouldink.


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This totally bonkers tale is told in Michelle’s rollicking rhyming narrative and Chris Mould’s highly comical, inclusive scenes of soccer mania. With the countless young soccer fans out there I have no doubt this will be a resounding success.

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