Smith (Ultimate Football Heroes)

Author(s): Charlotte Browne

Non-Fiction

By the time Kelly Smith was nine years old, she was already so good she was running rings around the boys at her local club and scoring goals for fun. But angry parents complained she was making their sons look silly, and Kelly had to move to a girls' team. From that day, she knew she had to be twice as skillful and brave as any boy to succeed in the game she loved. Smith is the story of how the girl from Watford refused to be held back, and became an Arsenal superstar and the England women's national team's top scorer. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share.


Product Information

We're delighted to find that the fantastic "Ultimate Football Heroes" series finally reflects the sheer excellence of women's international and league football at long last. Though we're not footie fans, we most certainly know who Kelly Smith is, and Charlotte Browne's new book in this fab series charts her life and achievements perfectly. By the time Kelly Smith was nine years old, she was already so good she was running rings around the boys at her local club and scoring goals for fun. But angry parents complained she was making their sons look silly, and Kelly had to move to a girls' team (ugh...wouldn't you love to live in a world where this sort of stuff didn't happen, and where sports was just "sports" - not women's sports / men's sports?) From that day, she knew she had to be twice as skilful and brave as any boy to succeed in the game she loved. "Smith" is the story of how the girl from Watford refused to be held back, and became an Arsenal superstar and the England women's national team's top scorer. Ultimate Football Heroes is a series of biographies telling the life-stories of the biggest and best footballers in the world and their incredible journeys from childhood fan to super-star professional player. Written in fast-paced, action-packed style these books are perfect for all the family to collect and share. * Read it Daddy *

Charlotte Browne knew from a young age she would probably end up working with words. She has worked as a journalist for a number of publications, from The Independent to Prima, and written for organisations within the non-for-profit and charity sectors. She is probably at her happiest walking Cornish countryside, swimming in the sea or playing her favourite songs on piano. She lives in south London.

General Fields

  • : 9781786069719
  • : John Blake Publishing, Limited
  • : Dino Books
  • : July 2019
  • : ---length:- '7.75'width:- '5'units:- Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 176
  • : Paperback
  • : Charlotte Browne