Alex Bellos & Ben Lyttleton
Blue Peter Prize shortlisted, Walker Books presents a children’s non-fiction series that helps children explore science, maths, politics and geography through football.
Alex Bellos ghostwrote Pelé’s 2006 autobiography, entitled Pelé (Simon & Shuster) and is the author of Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life, which was shortlisted for sports book of the year at the 2004 British Book Awards (Bloomsbury).
Ben Lyttleton is a journalist and director at Soccernomics, a football consultancy that helps clubs and governing bodies improve performance and save money, and his book Twelve Yards: The Art and Psychology of the Perfect Penalty will be published by Penguin in July.
A groundbreaking new series from two bestselling writers that teaches you about the world through the prism of football.
The first book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads. When do footballers poo? Can you play football on Mars? What is a magic sponge? You will find the answers to these questions and more in chapters on subjects such as history, geography, biology and maths. Illustrated throughout with hilarious cartoons and filled with laugh-out-loud gags this is the perfect book for any boy or girl who loves football. Your coaches at Football School, Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton, are journalists, broadcasters and award-winning science and sports writers. Their knowledge, enthusiasm and engaging writing make them the perfect team to teach you how to score with your head.
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