The Beautiful Game

by Alan Gibbons
illustrated by Chris Chalik


Reading Age: 8 Interest Age: 8-12

ISBN: 978-1-78112-691-2

Lennie loves football, it’s his life. But at an Old Trafford game, Lennie gets involved with some fans who want to cause trouble. Dad and Grandad know only too well the cost of fan violence, and they take Lennie on a whistle-stop tour of the dark side of the beautiful game.

Packed with facts about the history of football, the great disasters of the twentieth century and the black footballers who blazed a trail in the UK.

Information for Grown-Ups: This book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock so that even more readers can enjoy it. It has been edited to a reading age of 8. It features a removable ‘super-readable’ sticker.

Read the first chapter of The Beautiful Game below:


Read the first chapter