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By Alexander, Kwame

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Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can't nobody stop you/can't nobody cop you...Twelve-year-old Nick is a football-mad boy who absolutely hates books. In this follow-up to the Newbery-winning n...ovel The Crossover, football, family, love, and friendship take centre stage as Nick tries to figure out how to navigate his parents' break-up, stand up to bullies, and impress the girl of his dreams. These challenges - which seem even harder than scoring a tie-breaking, game-winning goal - change his life, as well as his best friend's. This energetic novel-in-verse by the poet Kwame Alexander captures all the thrills and setbacks, the action and emotion of a World Cup match.
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ISBN 9781783444656
Released NZ 18 Jul 2016
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781783444656
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Andersen Press Ltd
Imprint Andersen Press Ltd
Released 18 Jul 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Alexander, Kwame
Category Award Winning
Sporting Stories
Personal Awareness: Safety Matters
Parents' Divorce & Separation, Family Break-Up
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 256g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying, JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse, JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Soccer, JUVENILE FICTION / Love & Romance, JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Intermediate
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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