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Football Hero

RRP $13.99

Ty Lewis can't believe it when Coach V recruits him for the football team. This is Ty's big chance to prove how fast he is on the field, get a fresh start in a new school, and be like his older brother, Thane "Tiger" Lewis, who's about to graduate from college--and is being courted by the NFL.

But Ty's guardian, Uncle Gus, won't let him play. Uncle Gus needs Ty to scrub floors and toilets for his cleaning business while he cooks up gambling schemes with the local mob boss, a man called "Lucy."

When Lucy hears just how famous Ty's older brother is, he becomes suddenly friendly. Are the questions Lucy is asking Ty "really" about fantasy football . . . or is the Mafia using Ty to get valuable insider info from his superstar brother? Desperately worried, Ty must come up with a plan to save Thane's football career--and, ultimately, his life.

Author of the "New York Times" bestselling "Football Genius," former NFL player Tim Green will have you on the edge of your seat rooting for Ty--and enjoying an up-close look at what it's like to be inside the NFL.


The Everything Kids' Football Book

RRP $14.99

Get in the zone!

Do you know:
What a zone blitz is?
Which team has won the most Super Bowls?
What a flea flicker is?
Who was the MVP of the first Super Bowl?

Open up to find the answers to all these questions and more! Filled with the latest stats, tackle-worthy trivia, and 30 fun puzzles, this guide to the gridiron tells you all about:

  • The history of football
  • Football stats and record holders
  • How to predict which teams will make it to the Super Bowl
  • Mapping out on-field strategies
  • How to develop your football skills
  • Fantasy football teams
  • and more!
Whether you're new to the sport or a longtime fan, this book has it all! It's got all the fun facts about football heroes, memorable games, and legendary plays, and coaches you on the tactics of the game so you can make those first downs like a pro!


Everything Kids' Football Book

RRP $16.99

All-time greats, teams, today's favorite players, and playing tips Updated stats and records, the Super Bowl, notable players, and team news. Football is the most popular sport in the U.S. According to a Harris poll, 35% of fans call the NFL their favorite sport, followed by Major League Baseball (14%), college football (11%), auto racing (7%), the NBA (6%), the NHL (5%) and college basketball (3%). Everything Kids' books have sold more than 3.7 million copies! 'The Everything Kids' Football Book, 5th Edition' has everything young readers need to learn about the sport, whether they are new to the game or longtime fans. Filled with the latest stats, tackle-worthy trivia, and more than 25 fun puzzles, this revised and updated guide to the gridiron tells readers all about:. The history of football and the NFL. Football stats and record holders. How to predict which teams will make it to the Super Bowl. How to develop offensive and defensive skills. Fantasy football leagues Featuring all the fun facts about football heroes, memorable games, and legendary plays, this fun and informative guide coaches readers on the tactics of the game so they can blitz, tackle, and make those touchdowns like a pro. AUTHOR: Greg Jacobs is the author of the first four editions of 'The Everything Kids' Football Book'. He is a teacher and coach at Woodberry Forest School. For Woodberry football, Greg has been quarterbacks coach, running backs coach, offensive coordinator, statistician, play-by-play broadcaster, and color commentator. Greg also has worked for STATS, LLC, as a scout, reporter, and statistician.


The Ghost (a Modern Fantasy)

RRP $18.99


Football In France

RRP $295.99

France's performance in the 2002 World Cup brought back painful memories of a time when France was a weak contender in world and European football -- a time when national or club teams rarely won, and the French were renowned for having little interest in the game. Today, football plays a unique role in French society. French players and coaches are highly sought after abroad and the national team has chalked up significant recent victories, including a World Cup and European Championship. This book is the first in English to examine the extraordinary cultural, economic, and political history behind French football's development throughout the twentieth century and up to the present day. It focuses on the past twenty years and concludes with a discussion of the fallout from the World Cup 2002.

Imported from Britain by the middle classes in the late nineteenth century, football entered French national consciousness between the wars. As with everywhere else in Europe, the game helped to unite communities and forge new social identities. Although the State has generously supported youth coaching, the evolution of the professional sport has been slow due to tight community control, high taxes and lack of income from paying spectators. In a bid to compete successfully in Europe, the owners of France's big city clubs are seeking to commercialize the game, despite the resistance of central and local authorities.

Hare traces the gradual evolution of traditional French football values and explores the impact of new and controversial business practices. Have French football's influential club chairmen sold out to business values and television? Why has the national team been so successful when club teams have not? How are top clubs being re-branded to catch a national and international audience of consumers? What role does the modern supporter play, and what are the links between businessmen, politics and the commercialization of the sport? What is peculiarly French about French football, and what does football tell us about France? Hare also pays specific attention to issues relating to race and racism. He looks at racist attitudes among fans, and considers how the multi-cultural and multi-racial population of France is reflected in the national football team.

This book not only provides a fascinating cultural history of French football, but also an engrossing account of how national identity and community values are being transformed and reshaped in the global marketplace.



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