Frank Lampard - The Great Santa Race - Hachette Children's Group

The Great Santa Race

Book 13

By Frank Lampard

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  • £5.99

A Frankie's Magic Football Christmas Special! A fantastic series for 5+ readers combining magic and football, by superstar footballer Frank Lampard.

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game, even when it's Christmas!

It looks like it's not going to be a white Christmas for Frankie and his friends. But then the magic football accidentally awakens an evil penguin, who wants to create a snowy winter that will never end!

Can Frankie and the team stop him before it's too late for a very special Santa to enter the Great Santa Race?

Biographical Notes

Frank Lampard is a footballer, father and author of the 'Frankie's Magic Football' series!

To date, Frank remains Chelsea Football Club's all-time leading goal scorer, where he was awarded three times Chelsea Player of the Year. In 2014 Frank was the vice captain on the England football squad at the World Cup in Brazil, and then went on to play for Manchester City in 2014 in the UK before signing with New York City FC to play as part of the Major League Soccer side, starting July 2015. Frank was awarded an OBE in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to football.

Frank enjoys reading with his two daughters, and when they requested stories about football Frank decided to create his own characters and adventures to entertain them. These tales provided the inspiration for 'Frankie's Magic Football'. Frank is passionate about promoting child literacy and is an ambassador of the National Literacy Trust; he hopes to inspire both young girls and boys to read with the 'Frankie's Magic Football' series.

"The idea for 'Frankie's Magic Football' came from reading bedtime stories to my daughters. Adventure stories are their favourite and I wanted to combine my love for football with something that I could read to them, and that they would love too.
'Frankie's Magic Football' reminds me of the stories that I used to like to read. Frankie's friends also remind me of the mates that I used to kick a football about with when I was young, as well as some of the players I've met during my career." - FRANK LAMPARD

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780349132099
  • Publication date: 05 Nov 2015
  • Page count: 160
  • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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