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Pogba Rules

Written by Simon Mugford

Illustrated by Dan Green

Part of the Football Superstars Series

Key Stage 1 People / Places Sports

LoveReading View on Pogba Rules

The stats, the facts, the haircuts – everything you want to know about Paul Pogba

July 2021 Book of the Month

The World Cup, the Europa league, the League Cup, Serie A – you name it, Paul Pogba’s won it (Serie A four times in fact). But if you want to know about the man behind the stats then this is the book for you. It’s jam-packed with information on Pogba’s early life and his playing career from its beginnings at the academy at Le Havre to his glory days at Juventus and Manchester United. There’s lots about his goals of course – especially those amazing volleys, Pogboom! – but other details too, his friendship with Jesse Lingard, his favourite music and yes, his hairstyles. Author and illustrator, who appear throughout in the comic style illustrations, are proper football fans and there’s a real sense of their enthusiasm for their subject. Lively and entertaining, and hugely accessible thanks to the mix of text and illustration, this is another winner in a top-ranked series.

Andrea Reece

Pogba Rules Synopsis

Is Paul Pogba your ultimate football hero? He was a key player in Juventus securing the Italian league title in 2015, a World Cup winner in 2018, and now leads the line for top club Man Utd.

Discover how Pogba went from being a hotshot prospect at France's famous La Havre Academy to being named as the best young player in Europe in 2013 before making the move to Manchester United for a club record fee of almost GBP90m! 

Filled with quizzes, stats and little-known facts, plus illustrated and told with all the fun of a Tom Gates novel, the Football Superstars series is perfect for young readers five and up. 

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783126323
Publication date: 24th June 2021
Author: Simon Mugford
Illustrator: Dan Green
Publisher: Welbeck Children's Books an imprint of Welbeck Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: People / Places, Football, Sports

About Simon Mugford

After studying the history of everything at Goldsmiths College, Simon worked at the Science Museum making paper aeroplanes and setting fire to hydrogen balloons. Despite being a fully-grown man, his favourite subjects include dinosaurs, robots, rockets, loud music and Star Wars. An Ipswich Town fan since they won the FA Cup in 1978 (it's true - look it up) he lives in Kent with his wife, daughter, and a cat with two names.

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