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  • Published: 3 April 2006
  • ISBN: 9780143301899
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $16.99

Specky Magee and a Legend in the Making




Specky can't wait to get to the country and have the chance to play grassroots football for the first time . . . against adults. But more is at stake than the outcome of just one game.

The Booyong High Bugle
Footy News!

Only last month, former Booyong High student Simon 'Specky' Magee led the Gosmore Grammar Knights to victory against our courageous Booyong Lions. But now he's back in town!

Well, we at the Bugle would like to welcome Simon home, but even his best mates don't want him on the team. And now we can't help but wonder just how 'specky-tacular' Magee really is . . . Will he ever play with Booyong again?

Specky has questions of his own . . . Will Robbo and Danny ever talk to him again? What could possibly scare the Great McCarthy? And what's Screamer up to now?

  • Published: 3 April 2006
  • ISBN: 9780143301899
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $16.99

About the authors

Felice Arena

Felice Arena is one of Australia's best-loved children's writers. He is the author and creator of many popular and award-winning children's books for all ages, including the acclaimed historical adventures The Boy and the Spy, Fearless Frederic and The Great Escape, the bestselling Specky Magee books and the popular Andy Roid and Sporty Kids series.

Garry Lyon

Garry Lyon debuted with the Melbourne Football Club in 1986, at 18 years of age. He retired 14 years later with Best and Fairest and Leading Goal Kicker awards, Victorian and All Australian selections, and 226 games under his belt. He captained the Demons for seven years, as well as Victoria, and coached the Australian International Rules Team for four years. He is now a football columnist for The Age, commentator for Triple M and the host of Channel 9's football programs The Footy Show and Footy Classified.

Awards & recognition

YABBA Children's Choice Awards

Winner  •  2007  •  Fiction for Older Readers

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2007  •  Fiction for Older Readers

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