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The Football Shirt Band 18/Pearl by Cathy MacPhail

The Football Shirt Band 18/Pearl

Part of the Collins Big Cat Series


The Football Shirt Band 18/Pearl by Cathy MacPhail

Ross has been saving for a football top of his favourite team for ages, but doesn't think he'll ever afford it. When he sees one pinned to a tree, commemorating the death of a young boy, he can't resist taking it - but Ross gets more than he bargains for, and finds having the shirt comes at a dreadful price ... * Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books. * Text type: A mystery story. * Curriculum links: Citizenship: Choices.

About the Author

Cathy MacPhail is the award-winning author of over thirty children's books including Run Zan Run, Roxy's Baby, Out of the Depths and Grass. Her novel Mosi's War is currently shortlisted for a Scottish Children's Book Award, an award she's won twice before, and a film adaptation of her novel Another Me was released in 2014. Cathy writes spooky thrillers for younger readers and challenging teen novels and is acclaimed for her unique ability to get to the heart of serious, topical issues through the stories of her feisty characters. She was born and brought up in Greenock, Scotland, where she still lives.

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Publication date

4th January 2012


Cathy MacPhail

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Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


80 pages


Educational: English language: readers & reading schemes



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