Home Ground (#5)

Alan Gibbons and illustrated by Chris Chalik
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A timely and thought-provoking football story packed with facts from reluctant reader favourite Alan Gibbons.

Sam’s team are edging closer to the bottom of the league this season and team captain Jordan’s bad attitude isn’t helping anyone. When Sam spots Hasan playing on the refugee team, he can see that Hasan’s got talent and invites him along to practice. Hasan and his friend Faisal prove to be exactly what the team need – but Jordan’s not going to accept his new teammates so easily. Can Sam get the boys to pull together and win? Packed with facts about football and refugee communities.

Author bio:

Alan Gibbons has written over 60 books and won many prestigious awards such as the Blue Peter Award for ‘The Book I Couldn’t Put Down’, the Angus Book Award and the Stockport Book Award. He has also been shortlisted twice for the Carnegie Medal and his books have been published into dozens of languages. As well as being a writer, Alan is a high profile library campaigner.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9781781128565
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Barrington Stoke
Pub Date: May 2019
Page Extent: 72
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 8 - 12
Subject: Children's, Teenage & educational