Morris Gleitzman has a knack for comedy which often leaves his readers laughing out loud.
This latest story centres on 13 year old Matt, discovered in a remote Australian town showcasing his soccer skills. Given the chance-of-a-lifetime opportunity to come and play for a European club, he discovers the downsides of the money and pressure at the top of the football world.
Sport stories are one of the topics on the Boys’ Division reading award certificate. If you enjoy reading stories with a sporting theme then ask the library staff to recomend some more titles.
The 6th and final part of the “Gone” series is Waterstone’s book of the month and we are pleased to say that is is available in the library. Remember, if it is out on loan you can reserve it. Just ask a member of staff or a library helper. Below is a trailer clip featured on Youtube and the Waterstone’s website to give you a flavour of the book.
Another upcoming event that has caught our eye is the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2013. The renamed Orange prize has a particularly strong short list this year including Hilary Mantel, who has featured previously on our blog, Zadie Smith and Barbera Kingsolver. We have had a display in the Girls’ Main Library featuring the short listed authors. Below you can watch a video produced by the judges talking about the shortlist.