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  • Published: 15 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9780552575362
  • Imprint: Corgi Pups
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $12.99

Strike!




A fantastic tale of football and fishing for beginner readers.

Jake loves football and fishing (even though he barely ever catches a fish) but his best friend Adam thinks fishing is cruel. Jake also hasn't been doing very well in their team's Sunday matches, but is determined to prove himself, score a hat-trick and win the match ball in the game against their arch rivals. Adam makes the stakes even higher by making a deal with Jake - he'll help Jake to score his three goals but in return Jake will have to give up fishing! Will Jake go for the hat-trick?

  • Published: 15 March 2016
  • ISBN: 9780552575362
  • Imprint: Corgi Pups
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • RRP: $12.99

About the authors

Rob Childs

ROB CHILDS is an ex-Leicestershire teacher with many years' experience of coaching and organizing school teams in football, athletics, cricket and cross-country. He is well-known for his successful THE BIG MATCH series, the SOCCER MAD, PHANTOM FOOTBALL and COUNTY CUP series in Yearling and for the popular GREAT! series for Corgi Pups.

Martin Chatterton

Martin Chatterton was born in Liverpool, England, and has been successfully writing and illustrating for over thirty years. He has written dozens of books for children and illustrated many more, collaborating with a number of illustrious authors along the way, including several British Children's Laureates. His work has been published in fourteen languages and has won or been shortlisted for numerous awards in Australia, the US and the UK. As Ed Chatterton, Martin writes crime fiction, screenplays and historical fiction and several of his books are in development with various TV and film producers. Martin is also well known as a children's performer and tours globally. In 2017 Martin gained his PhD and is currently working on an animated feature related to his doctorate. After a period spent living in the US, he now divides his time between Australia and the UK, where he is a partner in a media production company.

Praise for Strike!

This is perfect for football mad children. It is easy to read, funny and ideal for all those children who want to start reading on their own

BBC Parenting

Young readers with an interest in football and/or fishing will enjoy this undemanding and simply illustrated book

Books for Keeps

A lively tale for boys aged five to seven

Cork Evening Echo

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