Barrington Stoke: The Beautiful Game
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At an Old Trafford game, Lennie hears Man United fans chanting rude rhymes about Hillsborough. Enraged, he sends a rude chant right back, about the Munich Disaster of 1958. But when his dad and grandpa overhear him, they aren’t happy at all. They know at first hand the human cost of fan violence, crowd disasters and racism. So they take Lennie on a whistlestop tour of the dark side of the beautiful game…
- A gripping short novel with dyslexia-friendly fonts and paper
- Includes amazing facts about football history and top players
- Alan Gibbons has twice been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal
- He won the Blue Peter Award for The Shadow of the Minotaur
Interest age 8-12. Reading age 8.
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