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  • Published: 28 September 2009
  • ISBN: 9780143304661
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $16.99

Specky Magee & the Battle of the Young Guns




As Specky battles it out in the state carnival for a chance to play on the hallowed MCG turf, back at school he has a fight on his hands just to be allowed to play with his beloved Booyong Lions

As Specky battles it out in the state carnival for a chance to play on the hallowed MCG turf, back at school he has a fight on his hands just to be allowed to play with his beloved Booyong Lions. And when his long-lost grandpa comes to visit, it's all-out war at home as well . . .

This has been an absolute battle . . . the ultimate battle of the young guns!

This September, Specky's loyalty to his friends, his team and to AFL will be tested like never before.

  • Published: 28 September 2009
  • ISBN: 9780143304661
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • 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

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2010  •  Older Readers

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