The Beautiful Game (RA8 IA8+)

Author(s): Alan Gibbons

Middle Fiction (Reading Age 10-13 years)

At an Old Trafford game, Lennie hears Man U fans chanting about Hillsborough. Enraged, he joins in with a retaliatory chant about the Munich Disaster of '58. Appalled, his dad and granddad take Lennie on a whistlestop tour of the dark side of the beautiful game. Dad and Grandad know only too well the human cost of fan violence and official negligence, having experience racism in football fandom and survived the Hillsborough disaster.Interwoven with lots of facts about the history of football, the great disasters of the twentieth century and the black footballers who blazed a trail in the UK, this book is ideal to engage reluctant reading football fans. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+


Product Information

Alan Gibbons has written over 60 books and won many prestigious awards such as the Blue Peter Award for 'The Book I Couldn't Put Down', the Angus Book Award and the Stockport Book Award. He has also been shortlisted twice for the Carnegie Medal and his books have been published into dozens of languages. As well as being a writer, Alan is a high profile library campaigner.

General Fields

  • : 9781781126912
  • : Barrington Stoke Ltd
  • : Barrington Stoke Ltd
  • : April 2017
  • : 198mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Approx. 10 black and white illustrations
  • : Alan Gibbons
  • : Paperback
  • : Chris Chalik
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 72