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EDGE: Monsters Like Us: Football Frightmare

Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore

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Edge: Monsters Like Us, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 7 years, For reluctant readers (children), Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Humorous stories (Children's / Teenage), School stories (Children's / Teenage)

Follow the whacky adventures of the monstrous three as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell.

Monsters Like Us follows the adventures of monster misfits Danny (a demon), Lin (a werewolf) and Sam (a zombie) as they attempt to get through school without eating the teachers, running wild or raising hell.

Lin is determined to make Danny and Sam exercise more, so she signs them up to her five-a-side football team. It's only when they go to play their first game that they realise the opposition team is led by class bully, Clogger Mills.

Each Monsters Like Us story features an accessible storyline in a familiar setting, and is ideal for guided reading with struggling readers, as confidence-building independent reads, and for EAL pupils. Call of the Wild is levelled at book band 8 Purple, is printed on off-white paper and uses a font approved by the British Dyslexia Association.
This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books
to get children reading with confidence. EDGE - for books kids can't put down.

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Steve Barlow

As 50% of the Two Steves, Steve Barlow has written over 160 books with Steve Skidmore since their first published work appeared in 1988. Born in Crewe, he was educated at Crewe Grammar School, Warwick University and Nottingham University before a varied career in teaching, acting, stage management and puppetry. He worked in a village school in Botswana for four years before returning to the UK and working with Steve Skidmore. The Two Steves tour extensively in the UK and overseas, and are frequent visitors to book festivals including Edinburgh and Hay. Their work for Hachette includes the highly popular I Hero and Crime Team choose-your-adventure books, and their I Horror series is raising the short hairs at the back of readers' necks with Orchard Books.

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