Frank Lampard - The Elf Express - Hachette Children's Group

The Elf Express

Book 17

By Frank Lampard

  • Paperback
  • £5.99

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 at Christmas!

Frankie and his friends are spending Christmas in Austria with his pen pal Heidi. He is excited to learn how to ski, even if it's not quite the same as playing football.
Late on Christmas Eve they discover a lost elf who needs help. Frankie's team will need to use all their skills to get the elf back to his world, and return in time for Christmas!

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: 9781510201118
  • Publication date: 06 Oct 2016
  • Page count: 160
  • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Another light-hearted and enjoyable tale — Parents In Touch
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Summer Holiday Showdown

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Mammoth Mayhem

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Franklin Watts

Aesop: the Ant and the Grasshopper & the Fox and the Crow

Aesop, Amelia Marshall, Gabriele Antonini, Barbara Nascimbeni
Contributors:
Aesop, Amelia Marshall, Gabriele Antonini, Barbara Nascimbeni
Franklin Watts

Aesop: The Hare and the Tortoise & The Fox and the Goat

Aesop, Amelia Marshall, Andy Rowland
Contributors:
Aesop, Amelia Marshall, Andy Rowland
Franklin Watts

Aesop: The Lion and the Mouse & the Boy Who Cried Wolf

Aesop, Amelia Marshall, Daniel Howarth, Anni Axworthy
Contributors:
Aesop, Amelia Marshall, Daniel Howarth, Anni Axworthy
Orchard Books

Belle the Birthday Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

Belle the Birthday Fairy's job is to make sure that all birthdays in Fairyland and the human world are filled with joy and laughter! But there is one mean creature who is incapable of enjoying even this special day... Jack Frost! He has a birthday coming up but as he's very vain he decides that he is not going to celebrate it all... and if he's not going to enjoy his birthday then neither will anyone else! And so he steals Belle's magical items, and hides them in cunning places, causing chaos for birthdays everywhere. Will Rachel and Kirsty be able to help Belle find her items, or are birthdays ruined forever...?

Orchard Books

Mia the Bridesmaid Fairy

Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper
Contributors:
Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper

Mia the Bridesmaid Fairy helps make weddings wonderful with her three magical items. But when these are stolen by mean Jack Frost and his naughty goblins, weddings everywhere descend into chaos! Kirsty and Rachel are about to be bridesmaids for Kirsty's cousin, Esther, so the race is on to help Mia find her magical objects (a silver sixpence, some golden bells and the moonshine veil) so everyone can enjoy a really special day.

Hodder Children's Books

Fred

Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
Contributors:
Mick Inkpen, Chloe Inkpen
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Olympic Flame Chase

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Hodder Children's Books

The Invincible Tony Spears

Neal Layton
Authors:
Neal Layton

Perfect for every child who has ever dreamed of travelling to space...Making new friends is never easy, but seems impossible when Tony moves to a new town and school mid-term. But when he finds a round red button hidden in a cupboard, all his worries are forgotten. The button transforms his dull kitchen into a spaceship, called The Invincible. There's nothing more exciting than cruising the universe for adventure, but what about school and his mum?Tony Spears' epic-galactic-space-adventures and his earthly life begin to converge. The universe is in danger, 'Sports Morning' is looming at school and Tony's mum won't have a messy kitchen! Will Tony find a way to save the universe, and also deal with the difficulties in his 'real' life?Inspired by Tim Peake and Major Tom ...

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Deep Sea Dive

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. And now that they have their magical football they're playing against teams they never imagined! During a visit to a holiday park, Frankie and his friends discover a theme park with a difference - each ride is a portal into an amazing fantasy world. This time, the magic football takes them all on an underwater adventure that asks Max to swim his best doggy paddle, and makes playing football a game against the tide!

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Team T. Rex

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. And now that they have their magical football they're playing against teams they never imagined!While on holiday at a summer camp, Frankie, Charlie, Louise and Max the dog are transported to a prehistoric land of dinosaurs. Can they reunite a baby pterodactyl with its mum, and avoid being eaten by a hungry T-Rex? The friends will need to use all their football skills to get home in one piece!

Franklin Watts

Martial Arts

James Nixon
Authors:
James Nixon
Franklin Watts

Football

James Nixon
Authors:
James Nixon

Are you mad about football and want to start playing yourself? First Sport: Football explores how to play the world's most popular team sport, from the most basic moves to tackling, dribbling and taking corners and free kicks.First Sport is a simple, fun series that gives young readers a first look at popular sports and pastimes. Equipment, basic rules and keeping safe are all looked at, as well as learning more advanced skills and taking part in competitions. Pictures show the sport step-by-step with friendly simple text. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The Great Santa Race

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Orion Children's Books

City of Thirst

Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
Authors:
Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis

The second in a rip-roaring adventure series from a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, this is THE NEVERENDING STORY for a new generation.When the magical waters of the Pirate Stream begin flooding Marrill's world, she must return to the Stream and find the source of the mysterious Iron Tide. Reunited with her best friend Fin - who has been forgotten all over again - Marrill must make the treacherous trek to the impossible world of Monerva and uncover the secrets of its long-lost wish machine. Only there can Fin wish to finally be remembered. Only there can Marrill wish to save her world and the people she loves. But to get everything they've ever wanted, Marrill and Fin may have to give up on the most important thing they already have: each other.An epic adventure series from husband-and-wife team, John Parke Davis and Carrie Ryan. Beautifully illustrated by Todd Harris.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Meteor Madness

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Sticker Activity Book

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

The first activity book from Frank Lampard's Frankie's Magic Football will keep young fans entertained for hours!Includes: mazes, spot-the-difference, games to play with friends and hundreds of stickers to place in your favourite scenes from the series.You might even get a sneak peek at where Frankie, Louise, Charlie and Max are heading on an adventure soon . . .

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The Grizzly Games

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Frankie's Kangaroo Caper

Frank Lampard
Authors:
Frank Lampard

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game. And now that they have their magical football they're playing against teams they never imagined!This time the magic football takes them to Australia - what adventures will they find in the land Down Under?