Boys United: the first book in the Football Academy series by Tom Palmer.
Jake loves football and dreams of becoming a professional footballer. He's worried about his height though - what if he's too small for football? But on the day of his trial Jake is quick on the ball and scores - he's made it! Jake can't wait to pull on his shirt and join the team. But someone at the club wants to make his life difficult.
Can Jake face up to the bullies and become man of the match again? Stay on the ball this season with the first four stories following the boys in United's under-twelves.
by Palmer, Tom | Reading age: from c 7 years
Published 02/04/2009 by Penguin Random House Children's UK (Puffin) in the United Kingdom as part of the Football Academy series
Paperback | 176 pages, b & w line drawings throughout