Shopping from United States? Please visit the correct site for your location.

Jamie Johnson Pack x 7 Pack

by Dan Freedman (author)

Suitable for 9 - 11 years

gbp prices
Our price £39.50
RRP £42.93
You save £3.43
Product ordering
  • Schools earn Scholastic Rewards when parents or staff order from us. If you work at a school you can use Rewards to buy books and resources for your classroom or library. Find out how to use Scholastic Rewards

Buy this and your school gets £7.90 to spend on books Orders of £10.00 or more will earn 20% of your order value back in Scholastic Rewards for your school.

This product has not been rated yet.

0 reviews (Add a review)

Delivery information

  • FREE UK delivery for schools on orders containing at least one paid item.
  • FREE UK delivery on orders £25 or over
  • £3.95 delivery charge on UK orders under £25

Book Club orders

  • FREE delivery to schools
  • Books will be despatched after the school's order is confirmed

UK delivery within 5-7 working days

Delivery charges and times vary for overseas addresses

Product Description

Rated by Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard. They know the score. Do you? Tales of footie glory by a real FA insider. Dan Freedman is a former FA official writer who toured with the England team for two World Cups. Now he shows you how real football feels – packing in all the sweat, grit, passion and pain of the beautiful game. Jamie Johnson is a young soccer prodigy who dreams of becoming a top-league star. He’s got guts, vision and talent. Can he shoot to the top?

  • True-to-the-game footie fiction – now a hit TV series!
  • Dan Freedman is a former FA official writer and editor
  • He has worked with several England football legends
  • “Pure class – brings the game to life” – Owen Coyle

Product Details

Catalogue number

7046 in Secondary Schools Catalogue 2016/17 and 5294 in Schools Catalogue 2016/17

Format

Paperback

Date published

July 3rd, 2014

Condition

New

In this pack

  • The Kick Off

    Jamie Johnson #1: The Kick Off

    gbp prices
    Our price £5.99
    Product ordering
    • Schools earn Scholastic Rewards when parents or staff order from us. If you work at a school you can use Rewards to buy books and resources for your classroom or library. Find out how to use Scholastic Rewards

  • Shoot to Win

    Jamie Johnson #2: Shoot to Win

    gbp prices
    Our price £5.99

    Temporarily out of stock - due soon

    Product ordering
    • Schools earn Scholastic Rewards when parents or staff order from us. If you work at a school you can use Rewards to buy books and resources for your classroom or library. Find out how to use Scholastic Rewards

  • Golden Goal

    Jamie Johnson #3: Golden Goal

    gbp prices
    Our price £5.99
    Product ordering
    • Schools earn Scholastic Rewards when parents or staff order from us. If you work at a school you can use Rewards to buy books and resources for your classroom or library. Find out how to use Scholastic Rewards

  • Man of the Match

    Jamie Johnson #4: Man of the Match

    gbp prices
    Our price £5.99
    Product ordering
    • Schools earn Scholastic Rewards when parents or staff order from us. If you work at a school you can use Rewards to buy books and resources for your classroom or library. Find out how to use Scholastic Rewards

  • World Class

    Jamie Johnson #5: World Class

    gbp prices
    Our price £5.99
    Product ordering
    • Schools earn Scholastic Rewards when parents or staff order from us. If you work at a school you can use Rewards to buy books and resources for your classroom or library. Find out how to use Scholastic Rewards

  • Final Whistle

    Jamie Johnson #6: Final Whistle

    gbp prices
    Our price £5.99
    Product ordering
    • Schools earn Scholastic Rewards when parents or staff order from us. If you work at a school you can use Rewards to buy books and resources for your classroom or library. Find out how to use Scholastic Rewards

  • Skills from Brazil

    Jamie Johnson: Skills from Brazil

    gbp prices
    Our price £6.99
    Product ordering
    • Schools earn Scholastic Rewards when parents or staff order from us. If you work at a school you can use Rewards to buy books and resources for your classroom or library. Find out how to use Scholastic Rewards

Author/Illustrator

Dan Freedman

108336 dan freedman 1 206747

I was born in London in 1977 but my early writing career got off to a pretty rocky start. At my nursery school I used to write my words so close together that they got all jumbled up and no one could read them.

To be honest, my football career didn’t kick off brilliantly either. My parents were divorced when I was very young so my dad thought that, when he saw me, taking me to football matches would be a good idea. But I was only about four or five. It was quite scary and I didn’t like it at all. I used to plead with him to take me home so I could watch Buck Rogers on TV. But we both persevered and that’s where the football seeds were sewn. These days it’s me that drags him up from Brighton so we can watch games together.

By the time I joined school, football was pretty much the centre of my life. I never thought I was obsessed – I just liked it a lot – but those around me thought I was.

But I wanted to prove that I could be successful and still focus on football. So, during school and university I started to build a pretty decent CV for myself. I did work experience at, among other places, Arsenal FC, Radio Five LIVE, Carlton TV, The Mail on Sunday and Sky Sports. I’d worked out that if I wanted to get a job in football, I’d have to prove my ambition to people. Otherwise, I’d just sound like every other football mad kid: “I want to work in football.” You have to stand out from the crowd in some way if you can.

My CV came in handy when, in 2000, after I’d graduated and gone travelling around Australia and New Zealand, I wrote to The FA to see if they had any vacancies. They called within a couple of days and said they were actually recruiting for graduates at that very time. What luck!

I was so nervous for the interview but I gave it everything. I didn’t want them to think that I didn’t want it enough.

Thankfully I got the job and it has lead to some unbelievable experiences. As Editor of The FA my job around the England Team is bring to life for the public what goes on behind the scenes and to give the players and coaches the platform to talk directly to the fans. The most important thing is getting the players to trust you, to understand you’re on their side.

It was when I wanted to buy a present for an 11 year-old football mad boy that the idea to write this book actually struck. There didn’t seem to be a football novel for kids. I couldn’t understand it. I know that if someone had given me one when I was 11, I probably would have read it in two days flat.

I also knew that writing about football was something that I could do. So I did it.

Free stuff

Try before you buy with free sample pages and first chapters, and download free classroom resources, activity sheets, quizzes and much more.

Previews

Reviews

This product has not been reviewed yet.

Add a review