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  • Published: 1 April 2005
  • ISBN: 9781741660661
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $14.99

Jasper Zammit Soccer Legend 1: The Game Of Life




Q: What do you get when you cross an Australian soccer legend with a bestselling children's author? A: Johnny Warren and Deborah Abela's soccer series for kids!

Q: What do you get when you cross an Australian soccer legend with a bestselling children's author? A: Johnny Warren and Deborah Abela's soccer series for kids!

Jasper Zammit is a soccer legend – at least in his own head. Whole stadiums shout his name as he bends balls, accepts trophies and scores magic goals for the Rovers Under-11s. When a new girl, Lil, joins the team, Jasper thinks he's found someone as obsessed with soccer as he is. But there's one hitch - Lil's dad is the reason Jasper's dad has lost his job. Can the two still be friends?

  • Pub date: 1 April 2005
  • ISBN: 9781741660661
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Deborah Abela

After completing a teaching degree, Deb went to Africa where she was caught in a desert sandstorm, harassed by monkeys and thrown in jail … twice! She produced and wrote a national kids’ TV show before leaving to write twenty-six books including the Max Remy Superspy and Jasper Zammit (Soccer Legend) series and Grimsdon, New City and Final Storm, about kids living in a climate-changed world. Teresa A New Australian was inspired by her dad who was born in a cave during one of the heaviest bombing raids of World War II. The Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee and the sequel, The Most Marvelous International Bee, were inspired by her grade four teacher, Miss Gray. Her first picture book is Wolfie, An Unlikely Hero. She is a proud ambassador for the Premier’s Reading Challenge, Room to Read and Books in Homes. Deb’s won awards for her books but mostly hopes to be as brave as her characters. Find out more about her at deborahabela.com

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Praise for Jasper Zammit Soccer Legend 1: The Game Of Life

“A captivating story of fast paced action.”

Toy & Hobby Retailer

“This is an excellent story! I couldn't wait to reach the end… I think that most kids that read it will enjoy it very much even if they're not interested in soccer. My favourite character was Lil because she's happy and always looked on the bright side and was a good friend to Jasper.”

Melissa Rigby, age 9, Random House Book Buddies

“I would give this book 9/10 because it was a really good book to read and I enjoyed it. I would say this is a family story because of the family issues that go on in this book.”

Brayden, age 13, www.goldcreek.act.edu.au/yara/


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