Home Ground

by Alan Gibbons

On Sale: 04/01/2019

Home Ground

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Home Ground

by Alan Gibbons

illustrated by Chris Chalik

On Sale: 04/01/2019


About the Book

A timely and thought-provoking football story packed with facts, from reluctant-reader favourite Alan Gibbons.

Sam's team are edging closer to the bottom of the league this season and team captain Jordan's bad attitude isn't helping anyone. When Sam spots Hasan playing on the refugee team, he can see that Hasan's got talent and invites him along to practice. Hasan and his friend Faisal prove to be exactly what the team need – but Jordan's not going to accept his new teammates so easily. Can Sam get the boys to pull together and win?

Critical Praise

"Packed with plenty of detailed football match action … a well told story that encourages empathy for refugees" – The Letterpress Project

"A great book to introduce the importance of being tolerant and accepting others, irrespective of where they’re from" – Books for Topics

"A short, but necessary, story … It’s got football at its heart, and would appeal to all football fans out there. And the other thing that matters is friendship. Fairness. Understanding that not everyone is the same, but that we are equal in our own way, and that we all matter … I hope this book will both entertain and inform, and change" – Book Witch

"An important message about sport and the way it can bring together people from different communities, helping them to integrate" – Parents in Touch


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781781128565
  • ISBN 10: 1781128561
  • Imprint: Barrington Stoke
  • On Sale: 04/01/2019
  • Pages: 72
  • List Price:14.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Football
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism

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