By Roy Apps
Illustrated by Chris King
An inspirational set of biographies focusing on the skill and determination needed to break through into the world of top-class sport.
Ever had a dream -- a dream to win?
Andy had a dream -- to be the number one tennis player.
This is the story of Andy's early years and his break through into the top ten ranking.
This title is published by Franklin Watts EDGE, which produces a range of books to get children reading with confidence. We believe this title will be of interest to readers aged 7+ and to older readers who struggle with reading.
EDGE - for books kids can't put down.
Roy Apps is the author of fifty children`s books, including The Twitches, Time Spinner and the hugely popular How To Handle series for Scholastic. Most recently he has written The Fang Gang series for Bloomsbury and the Crime Files series for Franklin Watts.
His novel The Secret Summer of Daniel Lyons won The Writers` Guild Children`s Book Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Awards. It is now a successful musical.
Roy writes extensively for radio, theatre and TV. In 2001 he was awarded a BAFTA for his children`s TV work, which includes Byker Grove, The Ghost Hunter and Barmy Aunt Boomerang.
Roy visits schools, libraries and bookshops to read from his books and to share the secrets of The Shed in Your Head . He runs Writing Projects for all ages and over the last few years has helped young and new writers make books, stage plays, films, performance poetry and most recently, an opera.
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12 Apr 2012
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