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Stressed players, crazy WAGs, fluffy mascots, scary agents: Morris Gleitzman has scored another super-funny winner. It’s World Cup year, and not even this massive author can resist the call of football fever. From Bumface to Once, he’s proved that he can write like a star about pretty much anything. And this brand new epic is going straight to the back of the net. It’s tough at the top of Premiership football. Playing a game? Blood, sweat and tears, more like. So let’s send off the shouty agents and bring on some reserves: a smart boy, a cute mascot, a wise landlady and a ditzy WAG. Can these unusual extras help the world’s most famous players find the fun in a kickabout again?

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  • Morris Gleitzman

    One of Australia’s, and now the world’s, best-known and loved children’s authors, Morris Gleitzman tackles tough subjects in a funny and offbeat way. He has never set out to write “issues books” and says that his writing is as much for himself as for his readers.


    Morris has won many awards in Australia, including the YABBA award for Bumface and Toad Rage, and won the 2013 Redbridge Book Award for After.

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