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Jake loves football and fishing (even though he barely ever catches a fish) but his best friend Adam thinks fishing is cruel. Jake also hasn't been doing very well in their team's Sunday matches, but is determined to prove himself, score a hat-trick and win the match ball in the game against their arch rivals. Adam makes the stakes even higher by making a deal with Jake - he'll help Jake to score his three goals but in return Jake will have to give up fishing! Will Jake go for the hat-trick?
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Product details

  • 5+
  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 5mm | 533g
  • Corgi Pups
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552575364
  • 9780552575362

About Rob Childs

Rob Childs (Author) 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.Martin Chatterton (Illustrator) Martin Chatterton was born in Liverpool, England. He has been writing children's books and Young Adult fiction for over twenty years and also writes crime novels under the name Ed Chatterton. In addition to his award-winning career as a writer, he has enjoyed international success as an illustrator as well as working as a graphic designer, university lecturer and commercials director. He now divides his time between Australia and the UK and is married with two children.
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"This is perfect for football mad children. It is easy to read, funny and ideal for all those children who want to start reading on their own" * BBC Parenting * "Young readers with an interest in football and/or fishing will enjoy this undemanding and simply illustrated book" * Books for Keeps * "A lively tale for boys aged five to seven" * Cork Evening Echo *
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Review Text

"A lively tale for boys aged five to seven"
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Missed! Whether it's football of fishing, Jake seems to be out of luck. He can't get a ball or a fish into the net! Adam and Owen are very keen to help Jake score - but will their deal mean Jake has to keep his "fishy" promise?
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