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Football School Season 3: Where Football Explains the World

Written by Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton

Illustrated by Spike Gerrell

Key Stage 2 General Knowledge / Trivia Activity and Puzzle books Sports

LoveReading View on Football School Season 3: Where Football Explains the World

These books hit the back of the net every time as far as I’m concerned. Packed full of facts, information and insight on a range of school topics, but all of them explained through football. Subjects covered include biology, via close-ups on footballers’ feet (not nearly as nice as you’d think apparently); physics – why it pays to be small when you’re dribbling (Lionel Messi anyone?); history, includes a look at the creation of the rules of football, something that took place in Sheffield in 1857; while the chapter on English is all about how to be a successful commentator. It’s fascinating stuff, and really memorable too. Anyone who reads this will learn a lot, no matter their age, and they’ll laugh a lot too – much of it is very funny, and cartoons by Spike Gerrell add to the entertainment value. Top of the league reading!

One of our 2018 Books of the Year.

Andrea Reece

Football School Season 3: Where Football Explains the World Synopsis

The third book in the bestselling series that teaches you about the world through football. This book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads - and it's all about football. What colour are Cristiano Ronaldo's pyjamas? How many bones are there in the human foot? And why is that dodo alive and kicking? The third book in the bestselling series teaches children about history, maths, geography and biology through football, facts and fun. With side-splitting cartoons and multiple choice quizzes, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves football.

Football School Season 3: Where Football Explains the World Press Reviews

Praise for the series;

Packed with even more amazing football facts, cartoons, jokes and real-life stories to intrigue and entertain.  The Week Junior

We love this book series!  Match of the Day Weekly

The hilarious follow-up to the first Football School book I packed with even more amazing football facts, cartoons, jokes and real-life stories to intrigue and entertain.  The Week Junior

A mix of cheeky text and fun cartoons [...] Perfect for getting kids to not just pick up a book but get hooked on subjects the might find a bore in class.  The Irish Sun

Innovative, entertaining   The Bookseller

This book will spark a love of learning in any child who reads it. It is intelligent, inspiring, funny, and deserves a large audience!  Martyn Heather, Head of Education and Welfare, Premier League 

The perfect book to get football-mad kids enthusiastic about reading   Paul Brackwell, Head of Education, Aston Villa Football Club

Am very jealous of Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton I fear they have a bestseller here. Section on poo is especially good.  Simon Kuper, Financial Times

This book is superb way for children to learn about such diverse subjects as geography, maths and psychology. I have really enjoyed reading it with my seven-year-old son - and he's not the only one who has been learning a lot   Marcus Christenson, Football Editor, The Guardian

Have you got football-loving kids? This got a massive thumbs-up from mine. Recommended reading.   Amy Lawrence, The Observer

My 8-year-old daughter can't put this down. It's brilliant! Raphael Honigstein, The Guardian

This brilliant new book is a treasure trove of fascinating football facts and trivia The Week Junior

A veritable treasure trove for footie mad kids (and adults) Justine Roberts, CEO and Founder, Mumsnet

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406386400
Publication date: 7th March 2019
Author: Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
Illustrator: Spike Gerrell
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: General Knowledge / Trivia, Puzzles / Activities, Sports

About Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton

Alex Bellos is a bestselling writer and broadcaster. He writes about maths and puzzles for the Guardian and is the author of two works of popular science, Alex's Adventures in Numberland and Alex Through the Looking-Glass as well as the mathematical colouring book Snowflake Seashell Star. He has also written Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life, which was shortlisted for Sports Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, and he ghost-wrote Pele's Number 1 bestselling autobiography. He lives in North London. Explore Alex Bellos' website here. Ben Lyttleton is a journalist, broadcaster and football consultant. He is the author ...

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