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Football School Season 2: Where Football Saves the World

by Alex Bellos (author), Spike Gerrell (illustrator), and Ben Lyttleton (illustrator) (UK edition)

Suitable for 9 - 13 years

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Product description

Shortlisted for the 2018 Scholastic Lollies Awards.

Football! It’s exhilarating! It’s action-packed! And now it’s funny too! Oh – and it can also teach you loads of amazing facts that totally explain your weird world. Yes, even the world beyond the footie pitch! Yes, there IS one! Don’t believe us? Just look in this book. It’s brimful of awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts. Oh – AND it’s all about football! What’s a vomitory? When do footballers wee? What do goalies have to do with chickens? When did women start playing football? Why is football played on a field? Get the answers inside!

  • A witty look at what football tells us about our world
  • Chapters on biology, maths, history, geography and more
  • Bursting with zany cartoons and laugh-out-loud gags
  • By the author of Futebol and Pelé: The Autobiography

Product Details






Walker Books Ltd

Date published

May 3rd, 2018

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 6.3; Middle years; 5.0 points

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  • 208 pages


UK edition


  1. lennon
    on 14 May 2020

    where football saves the world

    really cool

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