Reviews of the Football Boy Wonder: "Highly recommended. An enjoyable and clever story with a few lovely twists along the way." Amazon review."My little brother, who is crazy about soccer, would love this book and would never let it go.
Charlie Fry is football mad. He sleeps wearing his team's full kit and dreams of scoring the winning goal in an FA Cup final. He plays football around the clock - at the park, on the way to school, at lunchtimes and even in his bedroom until his mum tells him off. But Charlie has a problem: he can't run very far. He has plenty of skill but his poorly lungs stop him from sprinting. And as an 11-year-old planning to become the Golden Boot winner at the next World Cup, that's a bit of an issue. Then one day a freak accident presents Charlie with a unique goal-scoring gift - it means he can't miss. But can Charlie convince his local team Hall Park to give him the chance and use his new found skill to deadly effect? Or will the nasty bullies from his school keep him stuck on the sidelines? ** The Football Boy Wonder is a football story for children aged 7-13. It looks at themes such as bullying, friendship, loyalty and the wonderful world of football. Reviews of the Football Boy Wonder: "Highly recommended. An enjoyable and clever story with a few lovely twists along the way." Amazon review. "My little brother, who is crazy about soccer, would love this book and would never let it go. It is a great gift to get a brother, nephew, son or cousin for any occasion. They will definitely enjoy it." 5* review from Readers' Favourite website. "Fantastic journey of friendship and sporting achievements. Well written and easy to understand Charlie's journey and how CF impacts his life." Amazon review.
Football Boy Wonder Charlie Fry stands on the edge of glory. His Hall Park Magpies team are one victory away from winning the league. Now the team must face neighbours and rivals Hall Park Rovers in the final match of the season. The winner will be crowned champions - and the whole town is turning out to watch. But evil Rovers manager Chell Di Santos does not lose. He plans to win - at any cost. And that spells bad news for the Football Boy Wonder. Can Charlie and his friends outwit the Demon Football Manager and win the league against all the odds? * The Football Superstar is the fifth part of the best-selling Charlie Fry Series, written to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis.
The Charlie Fry Series continues. It's time to meet ... The Demon Football Manager. Charlie Fry is the Football Boy Wonder. After being hit by a lightning bolt - he has developed a magical gift. When he shoots, he never misses. He's now being touted as a future England star - despite not yet starting a competitive game for his new club Hall Park Rovers. However Charlie, who has cystic fibrosis and struggles to run too far, soon finds out fame brings its own problems. He has a new manager to impress - and Chell Di Santos does not like sharing the limelight with his players. Can Charlie win him over and keep his dreams of being a top footballer alive? Or will the Demon Football Manager live up to his nickname? The Demon Football Manager is the second football book in the Charlie Fry Series, the follow-up to the best-selling Football Boy Wonder. It is a football story for children aged 7-13. It looks at themes such as bullying, friendship, loyalty and the wonderful world of football.
Author: The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Martin SmithPublish On: 2016-03-24
With Charlie on the team and the mysterious book predicting unlikely victories, the future suddenly looks bright for Magpies. Can Charlie save his new team? Will the book's magic last long enough to help Magpies escape relegation?
Author: The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Martin Smith
Hall Park Magpies are rubbish. They are bottom of the league, cannot score goals and have not managed to win this season. But they have a new player: football boy wonder Charlie Fry. Bullied out of Hall Park Rovers by evil Chell Di Santos, the budding football superstar - who has a magic gift so he never misses - now faces his biggest challenge yet. With Charlie in their team and a mysterious book that keeps predicting unlikely victories, the future is suddenly looking a lot brighter for Magpies. Can Charlie save his new team? Will the book's magic last long enough to escape relegation? Or will his enemies finally finish Charlie's career for good? ** The Magic Football Book is the third part of The Charlie Fry Series, the follow-up to the best-selling Football Boy Wonder and Demon Football Manager.
Charlie Fry is back - and facing his toughest challenge yet. Evil manager Chell Di Santos is desperate to know the secret behind the Football Boy Wonder's stunning success. And he'll do anything to find out. As Charlie prepares for the biggest game of his season against bully-boy Adam Knight, he is unaware the mysterious Football Spy is watching his every move. Hall Park Magpies are flying high. But with every win, the spy gets closer to discovering Charlie's big secret and ruining Charlie's football career forever. The Football Spy is the fourth part of the best-selling Charlie Fry Series, written by Martin Smith. It is aimed at children aged 7 to 13.
The Pumpkin Code is the new children's book from Martin Smith, bestselling author of the Football Boy Wonder and the Charlie Fry Series.Each of Martin's stories contains strong moral messages - and this young adult horror book looks at ...
Author: Martin Smith
Beware the pumpkins. Beware the code. Or else. Halloween is the scariest night of the year - but this time, the evil is real. You are the only one to discover the terrible secret. What would you do?They have spent a year plotting.They are hungry.They are coming.And they will not stop.Teenager Artie Eason accidentally stumbles over a dastardly plot to steal kids using the Pumpkin Code on the dark October night.He soon realises - danger lurks behind every door. Can he save his friends and family before it is too late? The Pumpkin Code is the new children's book from Martin Smith, bestselling author of the Football Boy Wonder and the Charlie Fry Series.Each of Martin's stories contains strong moral messages - and this young adult horror book looks at stranger danger, loyalty to your friends, and why you should never, ever give up.Oh, and never trust a goblin either.Praise for Martin's work:"I got this book to encourage my eight-year-old to read more. He lacked motivation before this. All I can say is thank you so much!""We love the storyline because it captivates our son's imagination and encourages him to read. Would recommend to anyone with a reluctant reader ... it's certainly done the job in our household. Charlie Fry has even been our son's World Book Day choice!""There are quite a few football books for young children but I've found them to be so badly written and not something that I've taken great pleasure in reading to my children. This is different; we were all captivated in the first chapter and that, I think, has a lot to do with the quality of the writing style."Who will the Pumpkin Code appeal to?It has been written as a scary story for children and young adults. The age range is (roughly) 10 to 14.The age range is older than Martin's previous work - primarily because the Pumpkin Code focuses on the issue of stranger danger for older children.People looking for books similar to The Ghost Files and The Creakers may want to give this a read.
Jimmy Barry-Murphy finished his playing career with six All-Ireland medals, five
hurling, one football, and seven AllStars. He won every national available title at
minor, Under21 and senior in both codes. Yet the details of his successes ...
Author: Dave Hannigan
Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A collage of personal memories passed over into family myth, Boy Wonder is a funny and moving account of a childhood spent, like countless others, on pitches, sidelines and stands, struggling to make sense of competition and the outsized role it plays in the lives of men and boys, fathers and sons. From tough lessons on the parish field and the politics of afterschool football to the euphoria of Croke Park and brushes with demigods like Jimmy Barry-Murphy and Roy Keane, Boy Wonderis a poignant comic memoir about family, sport and the rites of passage that shape every childhood. It is one man’s story – but a testament to every man’s experience. ‘If you ever strung a length of washing line across the road to try to replicate the excitement of Wimbledon, played street football while imagining John Motson simpering over your every touch, trotted around an obstacle course slapping your backside during Dublin Horse Show week or tried to emulate Alex Higgins on a four-foot by two-foot snooker table in the tight confines of a suburban kitchen, then Boy Wonder will make you ache with nostalgia for your own childhood.’ Paul Howard ‘Utterly authentic.’Matt Cooper
No football games, no dances, no proms, no girlfriends. Just Robin, laughing boy
daredevil. Batman's faithful shadow. And where was Dick Grayson? Nowhere.
Nowhere at all. When Nightwing finally received his own ongoing series, ...
Author: Kristen L. Geaman
Category: Literary Criticism
Dick Grayson—alter-ego of the original Robin of Batman comics—has gone through various changes in his 75 years as a superhero but has remained the optimistic, humorous character readers first embraced in 1940. Predating Green Lantern and Wonder Woman, he is one of DC Comics’ oldest heroes and retains a large and loyal fanbase. The first scholarly work to focus exclusively on the Boy Wonder, this collection of new essays features critical analysis, as well as interviews with some of the biggest names to study Dick Grayson, including Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson and Marv Wolfman. The contributors discuss his vital place in the Batman saga, his growth and development into an independent hero, Nightwing, and the many storyline connections which put him at the center of the DC Universe. His character is explored in the contexts of feminism, trauma, friendship, and masculinity.
The only time I didn't want Boy Wonder struck down by lightning was when he
quit piano to warm the football team's bench freshman year ... For once, Guang-
Ming had done something off the beaten path (for an immigrant Asian American
Author: Abigail Hing Wen
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Dessen, and praised as “an intense rush of rebellion and romance” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Garber, this romantic and layered Own Voices debut from Abigail Hing Wen is a dazzling, fun-filled romp. “Our cousins have done this program,” Sophie whispers. “Best kept secret. Zero supervision.” And just like that, Ever Wong’s summer takes an unexpected turn. Gone is Chien Tan, the strict educational program in Taiwan that Ever was expecting. In its place, she finds Loveboat: a summer-long free-for-all where hookups abound, adults turn a blind eye, snake-blood sake flows abundantly, and the nightlife runs nonstop. But not every student is quite what they seem: Ever is working toward becoming a doctor but nurses a secret passion for dance. Rick Woo is the Yale-bound child prodigy bane of Ever’s existence whose perfection hides a secret. Boy-crazy, fashion-obsessed Sophie Ha turns out to have more to her than meets the eye. And under sexy Xavier Yeh’s shell is buried a shameful truth he’ll never admit. When these students’ lives collide, it’s guaranteed to be a summer Ever will never forget. “A unique story from an exciting and authentic new voice.” —Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes “Equal parts surprising, original, and intelligent. An intense rush of rebellion and romance.” —Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Caraval “Fresh as a first kiss.” —Stacey Lee, award-winning author of Outrun the Moon "Fresh, fun, heartfelt, and totally addictive, a story about finding your place—and your people—where you least expected." —Kelly Loy Gilbert, author of the William C. Morris Award finalist Conviction
Both Andy Murphy and his cousin , Tommy Murphy , widely regarded as a boy wonder ' when he graced the football field , stood as Dáil candidates for Clann na
Poblachta . Andy Murphy ran in the Carlow - Kilkenny constituency , and Tommy
Author: Eithne MacDermott
Category: Political Science
Immensely enjoyable book containing new research on a fascinating period in Irish politics.
Alexis Sanchez: The Wonder Boy tells the story of the Arsenal superstar's incredible journey from the streets of Tocopilla to become 'The Boy Wonder', a national hero, and one of the most talented players in the world.
Author: Tom Oldfield
Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Alexis Sanchez: The Wonder Boy tells the story of the Arsenal superstar's incredible journey from the streets of Tocopilla to become 'The Boy Wonder', a national hero, and one of the most talented players in the world. With his pace, skill and eye for a goal, Alexis is now one of the Premier League's biggest stars. The story is every bit as exciting as the player.
The boys played great football in the last half . ... in detail , pointing out a mistake
here , giving full credit for a good play there , and making the boys wonder how
on earth he had managed to see so many things with those sleepy eyes of his .
Call him the boy wonder of pro football. Kosar spent just three seasons in college
, leading Miami to a national title at the age of 20. Having graduated in three
years, he applied to enter the NFL in the supplemental draft and was selected by
At the time McBride was 56 years old ; his boy wonder from Massillon , Ohio ,
CLEVELAND was 38 . Following the 1962 football season , an owner named
Arthur B. Modell fired Paul Brown . By this time Brown was 54 ; the former New
Coached Unbeaten High - School Team when Just 19 Years Old What makes a
good football coach ? Experience ? Tony Versaci wanted very ... That season
Divine Child , under its boy wonder , went unbeaten . Was the team surprised ?
Author: Jim Benagh
Publisher: Sterling Publishing (NY)
Recounts true incidents which occurred before and during college and professional football games in the United States, in such categories as "Team Efforts" and "Extra Points."
Sports Business CAN THIS BOY WONDER BE A BOY OWNER ? ... FOOTBALL
something Snyder says he ' ll consider . ... The boy wonder claims “ nine figures
of perDan Snyder , minus Milstein , takes a second run at the Redskins sonal ...
WELSH FOOTBALL 2006-07 It really was the end of an era. The boy wonder
turned elder statesman, Ryan Giggs had decided to call time on his international
career after 16 years, 64 caps and 12 goals and, for one fleeting moment, it
Author: Glenda Rollin
Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
The 38th edition of this annual yearbook brings readers unrivalled coverage of the Champions League and UEFA Cup as well as qualifying-round statistics on the road to Euro 2008. A new feature this year lists English League champions in detail from 1888 to 2007. Also includes the compulsory season-by-season players’ directory with an invaluable A–Z of all entries; match facts and figures for English and Scottish league matches; and English, Scottish, and international fixtures for the 2007-08 season.
And by the late 1960s he would become the reverse image of the “ boy wonder , "
an old war horse making futile , even ritualistic , stabs at the Republican
nomination every four years . The brief but turbulent era of high - profile ,
Author: John Sayle Watterson
A century of college football is chronicled in this vividly illustrated story of a sport that has created legends and stirred controversy from its earliest days, discussing the evolution of the game from an Americanized version of rugby into today's lucrative, high-pressure sport.
In 1919 , at the tender age of 24 , he became known as the “ boy wonder " by
becoming head football coach at Northwestern . After several years he moved on
to Kansas State and University of Florida before coming to Michigan State in
... was virgin territory for pro football . The huge crowds which had been attracted
to the Cotton Bowl for exhibition games provided ample testimony of the interest
which would greet the league . A 31 - year - old “ boy wonder ” by the name of ...