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Dream big. Easy to say. Not quite so easy to do when you work in a footie boot sweatshop and dream of being a World Cup star… Budi’s plan is simple. He won’t spend the rest of his life sweating over each football boot he makes, each stitch he sews. He’s fed up of the ugly side of the beautiful game. Instead, he’s going to play for the greatest team on Earth. But one unlucky kick brings Budi’s world crashing down. Now he owes the Dragon, the scariest man in Jakarta. How hard will Budi fight to save his dream – and his life?

  • An unforgettable football story from a brilliant new talent
  • Set in a dark world of Indonesian sweatshops and gangs
  • A tale of dreaming big and daring to believe in yourself
  • Mitch Johnson has a first-class degree in Creative Writing

Product Details

Catalogue number

5072 in Primary Schools Catalogue 2019/20






Usborne Publishing Ltd

Date published

September 7th, 2017

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AR book level: 5.0; Middle years plus; 9.0 points

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  • 304 pages


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