The Big Kick
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Our cover illustration this month is by Alan Lee from The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien. The first-ever colour illustrated edition is now available from HarperCollins (0 261 102230 3) at £30.00. We thank them for their help in reproducing the cover of the book.
A pacy football story - fifth in the series. Chris is surprised to find himself chosen school team captain. His elder brother's brilliance as the previous year's captain lingers on, and this, coupled with poor early season results and the relentless jibing of the team bully, makes his self-confidence falter. A match with the Old Boys and some family rivalries subject him to a crucial test of his leadership. A thrilling story of peer-group relationships and family loyalties make this a superb vehicle for footballers reluctant to read.