OFFSIDE! A brilliantly funny soccer team story... of those NOT picked.
John Hickman’s Freaks United Seth, Beefy and Angelo can’t believe it when they aren’t selected for the football team at their new school. Things only get worse when they are labelled the ‘freaks’ who didn’t make it. Do they give up the dream, or start their own team? And so Freaks United is born.
A fun series of soccer stories about the kids who don’t get picked. Age 8–12
Freaks United shortlisted for the James Reckitt Children’s Book Award
PB, 176pp, PB, 176pp, PB, 176pp, 8x5.25x0.5 ins, 36 copies per carton
About the author
John is a screenwriter and author based in Newcastle upon Tyne,
who is now writing for a number of BBC series. His children’s TV script,
The Things, was a winner of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition.