Keeper

Written by Mal Peet

Key Stage 4

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A reissue of the extraordinary debut novel from multi-award winning author Mal Peet.  Set in South America, this compelling adventure is told as an interview between a top sports reporter and the world’s greatest goalkeeper.  Not just for football fiction fans, this is masterful storytelling at its best.

This is the first in this extraordinary football linked trilogy.  The second is The Penalty and the final one is Exposure.

Keeper was the Winner of the 2004 Branford Boase Award & Winner of the 2004 Bronze Nestle Smarties Book Award.

Keeper Synopsis

In a newspaper office, Paul Faustino, South America's top football writer, sits opposite the man they call El Gato the Cat , the world's greatest goalkeeper. On the table between them stands the World Cup.

In the hours that follow, El Gato tells his incredible story - how he, a poor logger's son, learns to become a World Cup-winning goalkeeper so good he is almost unbeatable. And the most remarkable part of this story is the man who teaches him: the mysterious Keeper, who haunts a football pitch at the heart of the claustrophobic rainforest...

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406367744
Publication date: 7th April 2016
Author: Mal Peet
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 4

About Mal Peet

Mal Peet (June 1947 – 2 March 2015), winner of the Nestle Bronze Medal Award and the Branford Boase Award grew up in North Norfolk, and studied English and American Studies at the University of Warwick. Later he moved to south-west England and worked at a variety of jobs before turning full-time to writing and illustrating in the early 1990s. With his wife, Elspeth Graham, he wrote and illustrated many educational picture books for young children, and his cartoons appeared in a number of magazines. He and Elspeth lived in Exmouth, Devon. Tamar won the Carnegie Medal and is a multi-layered tale of ...

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