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216 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $11.99 (US $11.99) (CA $15.99)

Publication Date: August 2016

ISBN 9781908446480

Rights: US, CA & CAR

HopeRoad (Aug 2016)

Price: $11.99


Leonard sits on the substitutes' bench, and is never asked to play. It's not as if the Ducie High football team is any good: they get beaten, time after time. Then everything changes. After a game near a nuclear power plant, a weird energy passes through Leonard, and that night in bed he is visited by zombies... The ghostly players from the winning 1966 England World Cup team tell him that if he follows their instructions, not only will he get off the bench, but Ducie High XI will start to take control. Leonard obeys, and the team's prospects surge. But what is the price of the zombies' involvement? How high will that price be—and what pound of living flesh will they demand? A perfect mix of humour and thrills, football, friendship, family and cross-cultural teen relationships all come together in this funny drama.

Author Biography

Pete Kalu is a storyteller and author. He has published five novels for adults and has won prizes for both his theater plays and his poetry, including the BBC's Dangerous Comedy Award 2003.