Join Jackson as he struggles with the trials of football and family. A new title in the Bloomsbury High Low range, ideal for struggling and reluctant readers, those with EAL and those with dyslexia. Produced in association with reading experts at Catch Up.
John Hickman grew up on a council estate in Wolverhampton. He studied animation at university before moving to Newcastle upon Tyne and training as a social worker. After gaining a distinction in his creative writing MA at Newcastle University, John now writes page-turning fiction for children as well as projects for the stage and screen. His first novel, Freaks United has been shortlisted for the Hull Book Award. John likes to spend time with his family and friends, play old video games, watch bad movies and read good books. He is an avid football fan and supports Manchester United.
If you are working with KS3 students who are reluctant readers -
but have a clear enthusiasm towards football - then this series of
books should engage, dealing with issues that are very important to
young lives. -- UKEdChat
The concise style will appeal to children as I often find that reluctant readers are put off by weightier tones. The yellow tint and careful font choice are also thoughtful touches. There is a glossary at the back and a bonus section with questions to aid comprehension. All in all, a great choice for those reluctant readers in the classroom. -- K and O: Bonkers About Books