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The Bare Bum Gang and the Football Face-Off by Anthony McGowan
  

The Bare Bum Gang and the Football Face-Off

Part of the The Bare Bum Gang Series

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The Bare Bum Gang and the Football Face-Off by Anthony McGowan

Join Ludo, Noah, Jamie and Phillip - the Bare Bum Gang - as they defend their gang headquarters with Smarties tube fart bombs and other ingenious traps. The gang's new (and unwanted!) name is bad enough, but things are about to get much worse. Their number 1 enemies have challenged them to a football match, and the prize at stake is the gang den. And guess what - they're all completely rubbish at football! How can they save the den? How can they get back their pride? Find out in the first Bare Bum Gang adventure!

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Besides getting the all-male world of small boys to a T, it has irresistible instructions about how to make fart-bombs -- Amanda Craig * The Times * Likely to appeal even to reluctant readers because it is funny and uninhibitedly improper, it is also well observed about boys and their attitude to girls -- Nicolette Jones * The Sunday Times * An engagingly witty story, it offers ready boy-appeal - though girls, too, will appreciate its sharp stance on gender stereotyping -- Kate Agnew * Guardian Education * There's a fine line between crude and funny, and McGowan treads it expertly. If this doesn't get 7- to 9-year-olds reading, nothing will -- Dinah Hall * Daily Telegraph * A laugh-out-loud tale -- Jennifer Taylor * The Bookseller *


About the Author

Anthony McGowan was born in Manchester in 1965. Educated at a Catholic comprehensive, he won't say that his character's schooldays are exactly based on his own but he certainly writes from experience. Before turning to writing full-time, Anthony gained a PhD in Philosophy, worked as a nightclub bouncer, an Open University tutor, a journalist and a civil servant. He is married with two children. In 2006 he won the Booktrust Teenage Prize for his teenage novel Henry Tumour. The Bare Bum Gang is his first series for younger readers.

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Publication date

1st May 2008

Author

Anthony McGowan

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Publisher

Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Format

Paperback
128 pages

Categories

School stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781862303867

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