Keeper's Ball

Keeper's Ball

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Description

Alex is always being left on the bench - in fact, he's sure he's only in the team at all because his dad helps out at his team's weekend matches. His teammates think he's just a useless jelly belly - but they get a shock when they see Alex has a hidden talent. That belly - and all the rest of him - turns out to be spectacularly good at stopping goals. Jelly Belly has found his place in the team! A sparkling football story about a determined underdog.show more

Product details

  • 5+
  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 5mm | 53g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Pups
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 055257287X
  • 9780552572873

Review quote

"An excellent story, not just for football fans: a highly recommended read" * The School Librarian * "Simply told, this story nevertheless leaves readers, and perhaps their wrong-headed dads, with something to think about" * TES * "This uplifting story realistically tackles the subject of bullying with humour" * Junior *show more

About Rob Childs

ROB CHILDS is an ex-Leicestershire teacher with many years' experience of coaching and organizing school teams in football, athletics, cricket and cross-country. He is well-known for his successful THE BIG MATCH series, the SOCCER MAD, PHANTOM FOOTBALL and COUNTY CUP series in Yearling and for the popular GREAT! series for Corgi Pups.show more

Back cover copy

Great save, Jelly-Belly! Tubby Alex Jelley can only squeeze into Althetic's team - and into the tight number thirteen shirt - as a substitute. But everyone i in for a big surprise - including Alex - when he discovers a hidden talent and becomes their nw number one. A sparkling football story from the author of Wicked Day! and Strike!show more

Review Text

"This uplifting story realistically tackles the subject of bullying with humour"show more

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