Children's Sports Book of the Year

2021 SHORTLIST

Johnny Ball: Accidental Football Genius

By Matt Oldfield
Illustrated by - Tim Wesson

Johnny Ball LOVES football. He loves reading about it, talking about it, watching it – and he loves playing it too. He’s a good player, but not quite good enough to make the Tissbury Primary School team for the super-huge Under-11s County Cup. But never mind, because their clueless coach, Mr Mann, has a special role for Johnny: ASSISTANT MANAGER! With only Grandpa George’s old scarf, a “pocket” notebook and his brilliant football brain, can our football genius lead the Tissbury Primary team all the way to County Cup glory?

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