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A perfect book to tie in with World Cup fever!

In a newspaper office, Paul Faustino, South America's top football writer, sits opposite the man they call El Gato, the cat, the world's greatest goalkeeper. On the table between them stands the World Cup. In the hours that follow, El Gato tells his incredible life story -- of how a poor logger's son nicknamed The Stork becomes a World Cup-winning goalkeeper. And the most incredible part of this story is the man who taught him -- the brilliant, ghostly Keeper. Combining vivid imagery and heart-stopping action, this beautiful novel will haunt readers long after the story is ended.

  • "An unexpected combination of realism and fantasy… This is by far the best book about sport that I have ever read." Ernie Tucker, English in Australia
  • Keeper won the Bronze Award (9-11 Category) in the Nestle Smarties Book Prize.

Age: 12-15 years

About the author

Mal Peet, author and illustrator, has produced over 60 non-fiction and picture books for children with his wife, Elspeth Graham. "Keeper" was his first young adult fiction title and he has since followed it up with "Tamar".

Review

"There are a lot of books out there about sports of different kinds. Keeper is a great one about football. All the crucial details of how the games are played, won and lost are spot-on and brimming with tension. Keeper will put you right in the zone. " Centre for Youth Literature

Awards

2004: Nestle Children's Book Prize (Smarties Award)

Bronze, 9-11 years category - Winner

 

Other Details

Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01 May 2006
Publisher:
Walker Books
Pages:
237
ISBN:
9781406304107
Author:
Mal Peet
Illustrator:
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Subject:
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