Frank Lampard - Summer Holiday Showdown - Hachette Children's Group

Summer Holiday Showdown

Book 19

By Frank Lampard

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  • £5.99

Magic meets football in this fun-filled series from legendary footballer Frank Lampard, for readers aged 5 and up

Magic meets football in this fun-filled series from legendary footballer Frank Lampard, for readers aged 5 and up.

Frankie and his team love playing football. There's always time for a game - especially during the summer holidays!

So Frankie and his friends can't believe it when the magic football sends them back in time to a boarding school . . . they're supposed to be on holiday! But there they meet George - the previous owner of their magic football.

His brother got lost when they were on a desert island adventure. Can Frankie help to find him - and some buried treasure?

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

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  • ISBN: 9781510201132
  • Publication date: 13 Jul 2017
  • Page count: 152
  • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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