Football School Season 2: Where Football Explains the World
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Football School Season 2: Where Football Explains the World

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 270g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. ill.
  • 1406367257
  • 9781406367256
  • 40,649

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"Innovative, entertaining [...]" * The Bookseller * "We love this book series!" * Match of the Day Weekly * "Packed with even more amazing football facts, cartoons, jokes and real-life stories to intrigue and entertain." * The Week Junior * "A mix of cheeky text and fun cartoons [...] Perfect for getting kids to not just pick up a book but get hooked on subjects the might find a bore in class." - The Irish Sun, 4 star review * The Irish Sun * "We love this book series!" * Match of the Day Weekly * "The hilarious follow-up to the first Football School book I packed with even more amazing football facts, cartoons, jokes and real-life stories to intrigue and entertain." * The Week Junior * "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." * LoveReading * "Lots of Football publishing ahead of the World Cup but the creative, highly entertaining Football School series is my top pick. [...] crammed with true stories, jokes and cartoons about football [...]" * The Bookseller, One to Watch * "[...] the Football School series from Walker is great for those kids who aren't into fiction. Using football to teach kids about the world around them, with chapters on biology, maths and history they're quirky, funny and genuinely engaging. I can't say that about many of the reference books from my childhood." * The Bookseller * "Funny, informative, and hugely entertaining, it is recommended for fans of non-fiction books." * BookTrust *
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About Spike Gerrell

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 Pele'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.
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