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  • Published: 5 April 2004
  • ISBN: 9780143300625
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $16.99

Specky Magee & the Season of Champions




Join Specky Magee as he finds out why there's more to being a champion than just being a legend on the field.

Simon 'Specky' Magee and his Under 14s football team, the Booyong High Lions, return to battle out the second half of their league's season. The Lions are playing well and Specky's form is looking good – perhaps good enough to win a scholarship to a prestigious sporting school. But a knee injury sees him sidelined, and suddenly his future is filled with uncertainty. Will his team make it to the finals without him? Will he be able to play if they do? And how is he going to impress the talent scout if he can't play footy? Meanwhile, he'll have to deal with his rival and worst enemy, Screamer Johnson, and he will meet the mysterious Tiger Girl and the Great McCarthy.
Join Specky Magee as he finds out why there's more to being a champion than just being a legend on the field.
Visit www.speckymagee.com.au for more

  • Published: 5 April 2004
  • ISBN: 9780143300625
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • 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

WAYRBA Children's Choice Awards

Winner  •  2005  •  Young Reader

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2005  •  Fiction for Older Readers

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2009  •  Fiction for Older Readers

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2010  •  Older Readers

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