'Ferguson picks up the ball inside the Scottish half and he's off. He skips round England's Dawes. . . nutmegs Bryan. . . shoots. . . and SCORES! Goal for Scotland in the 89th minute of this World Cup quarter-final! England are on their knees. Ferguson sends the Scottish fans crazy. What a player!'
Don't miss a minute of the non-stop action as 10-year-old Calum Ferguson struggles to settle into a new town whilst fighting for his place on the school soccer team. Scotland Stars F.C. books are packed with excitement on and off the field, as well as loads of extras like character cards to collect and soccer tips, puzzles and games.
Most people would eagerly take soccer tips from their hero, and Calum and best friend Leo are no different. When they bump into star striker James Cauldfield at a Premiership match, they soak up his advice on dealing with rival players. Then when a scout comes to watch their next match, they are ready to shine -- as long as nothing goes wrong. . .
Praise for Calum's New Team (Book 1):
'Nice writing style and no embarrassing stuff. You only need to like soccer. And to be able to sympathise with a boy who has to use his dog as goalie [not very good at defending the goal] when he plays all alone.'
'... the love for the game and for literacy shines through the text. It's easy to read, with a manageable vocabulary and a plot that moves along quickly and realistically. Interspersed with zazzy illustrations... and complete with trading cards inside, this is a young football fan's dream story.'
'The books are not only well-written but also superbly illustrated... the stories themselves are also entertaining and substantial, ideal for parents to read to their kids or for young readers beginning to discover the joys of reading to discover on their own.'
– Celtic View