‘Football School: Epic Heroes,’ by Alex Bellos & Ben Lyttleton, illustrated by Spike Gerrell.

We absolutely love this highly-illustrated, highly-engaging series for readers aged 8+ This one’s packed with 50 weird and wonderful true stories.

‘Celebrate the greatest names and teams in football history with this collection of 50 true stories.

Discover the greatest football moments of all time in this collection of 50 exciting stories, perfect for fans of Football School: Star Players. Discover the incredible stories of heroes such as Messi, Ronaldo, Klopp and Rapinoe, but also the tales of the dog that helped win the league for his team and the team who won the championship with the very final kick of the game. Bringing together the best names in the game with some truly hilarious consequences.’

Perennially popular, this is the ninth title in the series. My sons had great fun chuckling over some of the funnier incidents, whilst marvelling at some of the more unbelievable. Plenty of lesser-known teams and players are featured alongside the more well-known ones meaning that even the most ardent of fans and fact collectors will learn something new!

Library Girl.

*Many thanks to Walker Books for sending me this title to review*

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