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Extra Time
 

A young Aussie soccer genius and his 10-year-old manager take on the world. And win. For a time. A funny and moving story from one of Australia's most entertaining authors.

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ISBN 9781486201938
Barcode 9781486201938
Published 1 August 2013 by Bolinda Publishing
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
Author(s) Read by Gleitzman, Morris
Producer Nguyen, Yen
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781486201938
ISBN-10 1486201938
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bolinda Publishing
Imprint ABC Audio
Publication Date 1 August 2013
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) Read by Gleitzman, Morris
Producer Nguyen, Yen
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Sports & Outdoor Recreation
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 7-10 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 777885

Description of this Book

A young Aussie soccer genius and his 10-year-old manager take on the world. And win. For a time. A funny and moving story from one of Australia's most entertaining authors. When 13-year-old Matt is discovered impressing the livestock in an Aussie country town with his remarkable soccer skills, he's offered the chance of a lifetime - a try-out at one of Europe's biggest and most glamorous soccer clubs. His younger sister Bridie goes with him as his manager and tells us their story - warts, goals and all. The funny and moving story of a sister's love for her brother, and how it survives everything fate throws at it, including the millions of pounds and mountains of pressure at the top of the world's most popular sport.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review He is one of the finest examples of a writer who can make humour stem from the things that really matter in life. -- The Guardian 'This gripping novel will make readers want to find out more.' (for Once) -- Booklist 'Poignant.' (for Once) -- Publishers Weekly 'Extra Time has award winning-author Morris Gleitzman's familiar blend of humour and heart-tug ... fun, balanced by the tough times faced and hinted at.' -- aussiereviews.com

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Author's Bio

Morris Gleitzman grew up in England and came to Australia when he was 16. He was a frozen-chicken thawer, sugar-mill rolling-stock unhooker, fashion-industry trainee, student, department-store Santa, TV producer, newspaper columnist and screenwriter. Then he had a wonderful experience. He wrote a novel for young people. Now he's an award-winning, internationally bestselling children's author. He was named Favourite Australian Author 1999 in the Dymocks Booksellers Children's Choice Awards and won Best Book for Older Readers 2000 in the YABBA Awards for Toad Rage. Morris has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Morris Gleitzman grew up in England and came to Australia when he was 16. He was a frozen-chicken thawer, sugar-mill rolling-stock unhooker, fashion-industry trainee, student, department-store Santa, TV producer, newspaper columnist and screenwriter. Then he had a wonderful experience. He wrote a novel for young people. Now he's an award-winning, internationally bestselling children's author. He was named Favourite Australian Author 1999 in the Dymocks Booksellers Children's Choice Awards and won Best Book for Older Readers 2000 in the YABBA Awards for Toad Rage. Morris has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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