Gus the Famous Football Cat

Gus the Famous Football Cat

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A funny and heartwarming story about a girl and her pet cat, who becomes a World Cup celebrity!

There's a football challenge at Yusra's school and everyone wants to win. Which class can find the best way to predict England's World Cup results? Yusra has an idea - her pet cat Gus could help! As Gus keeps guessing the scores right, the word spreads and soon everyone wants a piece of the famous football cat. But is the life of a celebrity as purrfect as it seems?

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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 5mm | 120g
  • Reading Ladder
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1405290943
  • 9781405290944
  • 2,000,528

About Tom Palmer

As well as being a much-loved children's author, Tom Palmer also works tirelessly to promote reading for pleasure in schools and also runs activities that encourage children to read through their love of football. His books include three football series with Puffin (Football Academy, Foul Play and The Squad) and his new Defender series with Barrington Stoke combines sport with adventure and historical hauntings. Tom lives in Yorkshire with his wife and daughter.

Alex Paterson was a soldier and a jungle expedition leader before becoming a childrens illustrator. He works in pen and inks and watercolour, but also digital and his work has been published by Orchard, Orion, Random House, OUP, Collins and Wayland. Alex is also the illustrator of Enid Blyton Magic Faraway Tree colour readers (Egmont). He live in a little village in Warwickshire with his wife and daughter, a dog called Biscuit and a cat called Marmite.
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8 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
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4 12% (1)
3 62% (5)
2 0% (0)
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