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The Beautiful Game Alan Gibbons

The Beautiful Game By Alan Gibbons

The Beautiful Game by Alan Gibbons

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Fact and fiction intertwine in this heartfelt tribute to football, honouring victims of Hillsborough and other disasters, and celebrating trailblazing black players. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

The Beautiful Game Summary

The Beautiful Game by Alan Gibbons

At an Old Trafford game, Lennie hears Man U fans chanting about Hillsborough. Enraged, he joins in with a retaliatory chant about the Munich Disaster of '58. Appalled, his dad and granddad take Lennie on a whistlestop tour of the dark side of the beautiful game. Dad and Grandad know only too well the human cost of fan violence and official negligence, having experience racism in football fandom and survived the Hillsborough disaster.Interwoven with lots of facts about the history of football, the great disasters of the twentieth century and the black footballers who blazed a trail in the UK, this book is ideal to engage reluctant reading football fans. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

The Beautiful Game Reviews

Writing well for younger or reluctant readers is a real skill and Gibbons is brilliant at it ... a touching and necessary tribute -- The Letterpress Project
Examines the worst events in football in a way that enables young fans to understand what happened and why. A fan himself, [Alan Gibbons'] book still celebrates the best of football too as a way to bring people together -- LoveReading4Kids
This book is ideal to engage reluctant reading football fans. It's a really insightful read, worthy of the widest possible audience -- Parents in Touch
Perhaps only Alan Gibbons who has foot in both Manchester and Liverpool's tight-knit communities - could have written such a well-rounded and informative short story. Highly recommended for reluctant readers and football addicts alike -- The School Librarian

Written with reluctant readers in mind, the writing is clear and compelling. Also featuring interesting fact sheets that will please the most history-hungry fans, this book is a top scorer -- CBI

About Alan Gibbons

A former primary school teacher, Alan Gibbons has sold over 1.3 million books and won many prestigious awards including the Blue Peter Award for 'The Book I Couldn't Put Down'. Alan is a high-profile library campaigner and education consultant and is a very popular speaker at schools, libraries, colleges and conferences - he visits over 150 schools a year.

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The Beautiful Game by Alan Gibbons
Used - Very Good
Barrington Stoke Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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