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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407049335
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

The Bare Bum Gang and the Football Face-Off

The first book in a hilarious new series for readers aged 8+ that reveals the origin of their original (and unwanted) gang name!

It all started when Jennifer Eccles said she wanted to be in our gang. Until then we were just called the gang.
The people in the gang were:
–Ludo, that's me,
–Noah, my best friend, who we sometimes call Doc,
–Phillip, usually known as The Moan, because he was always moaning, and who has the bad luck to be the brother of Jennifer.

As well as names, we all have jobs in the gang. Of course I am the Gang Leader, which means they all have to do what I tell them, except quite often they don't.

Join Ludo, Noah, Jamie and Phillip - the Bare Bum Gang - as they defend their gang headquarters with Smarties tube fart bombs and other ingenious traps. The gang's new name is bad enough, but things are about to get much worse. Their number 1 enemies have challenged them to a football match, and the prize at stake is the gang den. And guess what – they're all completely rubbish at football!

How can they save the den? How can they get back their pride?

Find out in the first Bare Bum Gang adventure!

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407049335
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

About the Author

Anthony McGowan

Date: 2004-06-24
Anthony McGowan was born in Manchester. Educated at a Catholic comprehensive, he won't say that his characters' schooldays are exactly based on his own, but he certainly writes from experience. Before turning to writing full-time, Anthony gained a PhD in Philosophy, worked as a nightclub bouncer, an Open University tutor, a journalist and a civil servant. He is married with two children.

His first book, Hellbent, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award. He won the Teenage Booktrust Prize for Henry Tumour, which was also shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award, the Lancashire Children's Book of the Year Award, the Redbridge Teenage Book Award and the Catalyst Award. The Knife that Killed Me was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. Anthony is also the writer behind the Donut Diaries books.

Anthony McGowan is a multi-award-winning author of books for adults, teenagers and younger children. He has a life-long obsession with the natural world, and has travelled widely to study and observe it. He has also written feature articles and travel journalism for The Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard and Mail on Sunday.

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